PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING EXPORT OF IVORY ON PAGE 5.
Colleen Schafroth,Sculptures in Miniature, Maryhill Museum of Art, 1990, page 34. During the 19th century, the heads of Carlos I of Portugal and his queen, Marie Amelia, were frequently represented. The Portuguese had been a dominate force since 1586 and leased the port until 1859 from the Chinese, when it was annexed. By 1887 it was fully recognised as a Portuguese colony. A similar lot was sold in these Rooms, 17 December 1997, lot 19.