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Lot 1078: A GEORGE IV LIGNUM VITAE ‘LIFE PRESERVER’, CIRCA 1830 |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: together with an ebony, ivory handled and silver mounted ceremonial presentation mallet with an inscribed plaque to the underside
Life preserver. Generally good with old marks and scratches. With adhesive sticky label. The mallet adapted with the handle of an ivory knife. The inscription reads, 'Queen Victoria board school presented to Mrs Smeet-Escott wife of the rector of Penarth...dated June 22 1887'. Old marks and scratches.
"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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Dimensions: life preserver 46cm. long; 1ft. 6in.
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.