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A VICTORIAN FIVE-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SET IN ORIGINAL FITTED BOX

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.
A VICTORIAN FIVE-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SET IN ORIGINAL FITTED BOX

MARK OF JOHN S. HUNT FOR HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1859 EXCEPT THE KETTLE AND SPIRIT STAND MARK OF ALEXANDER MACRAE, LONDON, 1866

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A VICTORIAN FIVE-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SET IN ORIGINAL FITTED BOX MARK OF JOHN S. HUNT FOR HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1859 EXCEPT THE KETTLE AND SPIRIT STAND MARK OF ALEXANDER MACRAE, LONDON, 1866 Chased with flowers, engraved with diaperwork and with asymmetrical reserves engraved with crest, flower finials, richly gilt interiors to milk jug and sugar bowl, flower finials and ivory insulators, the kettle with fixed handle and with spout terminating in an eagle's head and a later Victorian presentation inscription dated 1878, the kettle stand with shells, scrolls, masks and flowers on three foliate scroll supports terminating in shell feet Kettle 15 in. high (38.6 cm.) 117 oz. (3627 gm.)
Provenance
Sotheby's 12th November, 1991
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
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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