• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5659

    Christie's Interiors

    12 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    A REGENCY TORTOISESHELL AND IVORY INLAID TEA CADDY

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY TORTOISESHELL AND IVORY INLAID TEA CADDY
    CIRCA 1820
    OF SARCOPHAGUS FORM
    6 IN. (15 CM.) HIGH


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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