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Lot 263: A KUTCH SILVER-MOUNTED CARVED IVORY POWDER-FLASK BEARING THE ARMS OF THE MARQUESS CONYNGHAM OF DONEGAL, INDIA, CIRCA 1850-60 |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of tusk-form, carved on one side with the Coat-of-Arms of the Marquess Conyngham of Donegal, and the other side with a floral bouquet in an arabesque frame, mounted in a carved and stamped silver setting in the French Renaissance revivalist fashion with en-suite floral decoration and mermaid-form latch, chain for hanging, on customised stand
In overall good condition, the ivory with some hairline cracks and minor encrustation within interstices, the silver mount in good condition, as viewed.
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Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US.