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Lot 132: AN INDIAN IVORY MODEL OF A PALACE, PROBABLY MURSHIDABAD LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY | Maquette d'un palais de style Néo-Renaissance
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: in ivory, stained ivory and tortoiseshell
Good condition overall with minor surface dirt overall consistent with age and handling. A few lacks to the ivory and tortoiseshell marquetry at various places with some elements that may have been replaced. Some oxidation to the mercury mirrors with a few replacements as well. White paint visible to the ivory marquetry at several places.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dimensions: 82cm. high, 108cm. wide, 70.5cm. wide; 2ft. 8¼in., 3ft. 6½in., 2ft. 3¾in.
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. 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.