Description: in the Russian taste, comprising: teapot, coffee pot, both with ivory insulators, cream jug, sugar bowl and tray, in a fitted case, all engraved/applied with monogram 'E' below a royal coronet, tray 35.6cm., 14in. long, together with three graduating German silver meat platters, Eduard Foehr, Stuttgart, circa 1890, with similar engraved royal coronet and 'E' monogram
Dimensions: 72.5cm., 52.2cm., and 42cm. long
Condition Report: Marks all clear. Light surface wear. Good condition.
"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. 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.
Provenance: The cypher is that of Princess Elsa of Württemberg (1876-1936), daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Vera Constantinovna of Russia. She married Prince Albert of Schaumburg-Lippe.
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