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Lot 21 - Auction 102

Pair of French ivory carvings - late 19th Century -


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Pair of French ivory carvings - late 19th Century

elephant ivory (Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758 or Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797) depicting a male and a female figure placed on tapered plinth bases. Height x depth x width 10.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm and 11.2 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm. Weights 121 and 123 gr. Item condition grading: **** good. Accompanied by Ce.S.Ar. Centro Studi Archeometrici certificate of authenticity (pre-1947).


This lot is available for sale only with shipments within the European Union

THE CITES ARTICLE 8 (3b) DEROGATIONThe article 8 (3b) derogation -Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97, the so-called "antique derogation”, and the article 62 -Council Regulation (EC) No 865/2006, allow to sell this kind of item (defined as pre-1947)within the European Union. Current legislation states thatif an item has been manufactured prior to June 1947 and has been significantly altered from its natural raw state for jewellery, adornment, art, utility or musical instrument before that date, a CITES certificate is not required (therefore only for material that has been “worked” before 1947, and has been transformed from its natural state by human craft)

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