A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more
A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

MARK OF W. & J. BARNARD, LONDON, 1881

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A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
MARK OF W. & J. BARNARD, LONDON, 1881
Squat baluster form, engraved with geometric foliate decoration below a Greek key band, oval reserves engraved with crest and motto scroll shared by various Scottish branches of Smith, angular handles with ivory insulators, acanthus knop finials
Coffee pot 9 ¾ in. high (25 cm.)
52 oz. (1612 gm.)
Special notice

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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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON LOTS CONTAINING IVORY:
The USA has recently changed its policy on the import of property containing elephant ivory. Only Asian Elephant ivory may be imported into the USA, and imports must be accompanied by DNA analysis and confirmation the object is more than 100 years old. Buyers will be responsible for the costs of obtaining any DNA analysis or other report required in connection with their proposed import into the USA. A buyer's inability to export or import a lot is not a basis for cancelling their purchase.
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