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A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN
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A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN

MARK OF ANDREW FOGELBERG & STEPHEN GILBERT, LONDON, 1780

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A GEORGE III SILVER TEA URN
MARK OF ANDREW FOGELBERG & STEPHEN GILBERT, LONDON, 1780
Vase-shaped with stiff leaf chasing below large oval tassies depicting female classical figures, one a winged figure whose shield incorporates the arms of Paulet/Powlett/Poulett impaling another, bifurcated, reeded loop handles terminating in leafage, bead borders and bands of vitruvian scrolls around cover and trumpet foot, the latter raised on square base applied to sides with rosettes and on leaf and scroll-embellished bracket feet, the artichoke finial lifting part-way out to release the steam via the pierced quatrefoils and lozenges on cylindrical shaft, fluted spout with carved ivory tap, engraved ducally gorged falcon crest to cover and foot
21 in. high (54 cm.)
93.5 oz. (2899 gm.)
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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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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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