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Lot 275: A CARVED IVORY AND LAC-INLAID POWDER HORN, INDIA, RAJASTHAN, ETAWAH, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the ivory body of nautilus shell form, in sections, intricately carved throughout with a foliate design divided by lac borders, the underside with an oval medallion containing devanagari inscriptions, top of curved end with a carved sun motif, the top with a central turned ivory stopper, attached by string to one of the two metal loops to the side
In good overall condition, the inside of curvature with some wear and dirt encrustation, string probably later replacement, as viewed.
"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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12cm. max. length
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.