Property from the Estate of a Former General Electric International Executive, Hilton Head Island, SC
Ivory Figure of a Guanyin, Meiji Period, the standing figure playing a lute, on a wood base.
Measurements: Height: of ivory 10 1/2 in. x Width: 2 1/4 in. x Depth: 2 in.
Good condition, minor wear, natural irregularities in ivory, one wood tuning peg on instrument missing, would benefit from a gentle cleaning.
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This item meets the criteria to be an ESA (Endangered Species Act) Antique:
A. It is 100 years old or older;
B. It is composed in part or whole of any endangered species or threatened species listed under section 1533 of the Act;
C. It has not been repaired or modified with any part of any such species on or after December 28, 1973; and
*D. It entered at a port designated for the import of ESA antiques
*Under Directorâ€™s Order No. 210, as a matter of enforcement discretion, items imported prior to September 22, 1982, and items created in the United States and never imported must comply with elements A, B, and C above, but not element D.
This lot is has documentation that meets federal requirements for an interstate sale including; either a CITES pre-Convention certificate, a dateable photograph, a dated letter, or other documentation referring to the item or other evidence.
Guidance provided by the FWS located in appendix 1 of the Directorâ€™s Order 210 establishes the criteria for the antiques exemption for the prohibitions of the ESA, the criteria used for this lot meets the requirements of proof listed in Directorâ€™s Order 210, appendix 1, sections 5, 6, and 7.
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