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.
Probably supplied to Robert Ferguson, M.P. (d. 1840) for Raith House, Kirkcaldy, Fife, and by descent.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 July 2000, lot 84.
Acquired from Jeremy, Ltd., London, in 2003.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 243)