AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN GILT AND SILVERED METAL MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT
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AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN GILT AND SILVERED METAL MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN GILT AND SILVERED METAL MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Mounted with garnets, half-pearls and rock crystal decorated howdah, with a rider and a monkey, with ivory tusks, the base naturalistically cast with a lizard, frog and tortoise, on a gilt plinth with rock crystal balustrades
8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high
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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