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. Please note that
Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer
elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with
the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry.
Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or
EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to
export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation. | The inscription reads: 'Js GARTH OB : 15 JUNE 1782 ÆT : 54' Joseph Garth of
Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, St. Giles, was a coachmaker. The probate
of his will was granted on 19 June 1782 to his daughter, Mary, wife of the Rev.
Ezekiel Rouse. (National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/1091.