A COMPOSITE SILVER TROMPE L OEIL TEA SET, VARIOUS MAKERS, MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1880
Comprising a tray, coffee pot, jug, creamer, small basket-shaped bowl, larger basket, one teaspoon, one dessert fork and one two-pronged fork, the teapot with ivory insulators, all struck with various makers marks, 84 standard (9) "length of tray with handles 74cm, 29%in., height of coffe pot 23cm, 9in." Saleroom Notice This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sothebys recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sothebys will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sothebys assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sothebys shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyers inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.