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Lot 264: A CARVED IVORY CASKET WITH ALLEGORICAL SCENES, INDIA, BERHAMPUR, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of rectangular form standing on lion paw-shaped feet, carved throughout with various floral, vine and leaf motifs, the hinged lid featuring a carved plaque with allegorical scenes and figures, keyhole at front
In general good condition, some hairline cracks in ivory and minor encrustations around carved lines, the underside reveals some small breaks to ivory border and lion-paw-form feet appear to have been re-stuck as vestiges of glue still remain, old paper sticker traces also remain, for professional cleaning and restoration, please consult a specialist, 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.
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: 10.5 by 18.5 by 12cm.
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.