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.
P. Cunliffe, Esq; Sotheby’s, London, 20 November 1945, lot 40 (£135 to Papier).
Mikel Papier (1889-1948) Collection, no. 162, and by descent.
On loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
D. Foskett, John Smart, The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 72.