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A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD
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A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
The hinged lid surmounted with a figure of Diana and two hunting dogs, the tankard carved with mythological scenes depicting the hunting goddess, the underside with a circular paper label 'G.S. MOTTERSHEAD COLLECTION / 208', marked 'X 15.' in black and twice marked '150' and with script 'RSS(?)', the underside of the lid inscribed in black '15',
15 in. (38 cm.) high
Provenance
G.S. Mottershead Collection, no. 208.
Private Collection of Ivory, Part II; sold Hämpel, Munich, 26 March 2011, lot 1288.
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.
Sale Room Notice
France currently has restrictions on the sale and commercial movement of all elephant ivory items, including pre-1947 “antique” elephant ivory items.  Christie’s is unable to arrange shipments of any elephant ivory lots to France until further guidance is issued by the French authorities.  Bidders who intend to ship an ivory lot to France bid at their own risk. A delay or inability to export elephant ivory is not grounds to cancel the purchase of a lot, and buyers remain responsible for all storage charges that accrue in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.

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