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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    A SET OF GEORGE III IVORY-MOUNTED KNIVES AND FORKS IN FITTED CASE**

    CIRCA 1790

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    A SET OF GEORGE III IVORY-MOUNTED KNIVES AND FORKS IN FITTED CASE**
    CIRCA 1790
    Comprising: twelve two-pronged forks and twelve knives; all with green stained ivory handles and silver scroll mounts, with steel blades or prongs, the knives marked on steel blade with L and knife silhouette, in a shagreen case with painted paper interior, the mounts apparently unmarked
    The case 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high (24)


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell