Lot 86: AN ANGLO-INDIAN ENGRAVED IVORY, BUFFALO HORN, PORCUPINE-QUILL AND EBONY SARCOPHAGUS FORM WORKBOX, VIZAGAPATAM, MID-19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the sandalwood interior with a hinged compartment to the lid and a fitted silver-metal mounted lift-out tray
A very good example of its type. Some losses to quill covering and exposed timber core as a result. Minor evidence of residual glue from old repair. Hinge bent. Generally good and in country house condition.
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Dimensions: 23.5cm. high, 33.5cm. wide, 24cm. deep; 9 1/4 in., 1ft. 1 1/2 in., 9 1/2 in.
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.