Description: together with a Regency sarcophagus form japanned tea caddy, dated 1811 and signed WM to the underside, with ivory escutcheon and interior handles to the lidded compartments
Dimensions: 14.5cm. high, 25cm. wide; 20cm. deep; 5¾in., 9¾in., 8in.
Condition Report: The penwork example with pitting old marks and scratches throughout notable to the top, the pink paper lined interior with old stains and marks. The Japanned tea caddy with chips old marks and scratches, losses to surface some worm damage and replaced carrying handles to each side.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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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.
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