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AN OTTOMAN TORTOISESHELL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, IVORY AND BONE-INLAID WOODEN SCRIBE'S BOX, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

Restricted Species

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

AN OTTOMAN TORTOISESHELL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, IVORY AND BONE-INLAID WOODEN SCRIBE'S BOX, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

AN OTTOMAN TORTOISESHELL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, IVORY AND BONE-INLAID WOODEN SCRIBE'S BOX, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

AN OTTOMAN TORTOISESHELL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, IVORY AND BONE-INLAID WOODEN SCRIBE'S BOX, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY


the rectangular wood body with removable tray lid and internal cupboard, the sides and top inlaid with tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl with palmette design, diamond chequerboard and star patterning, the edges and corners inlaid with geometric bands of ivory, tulip lockplate and key


17 by 48 by 26cm.

In good condition, some restoration, including replacing of mother-of-pearl, ivory/bone, tortoiseshell and wood sections, noticeable through discoloration, some cracks to few inlaid elements, key probably later, 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."

This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. 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.