US official panic at its historic failure to control illegal trade in poached ivory leads to asinine and philistine embargo on trade
Financial Times journalist Dalya Alberge interviewed Max for the front page of this week’s Collecting supplement. The article, Dealers defend trade in ivory objects, published on March 7th 2014, reports on the concerns of antique dealers and museum curators following the initial proposal from the United States Federal Government to ban American trade in objects made from, or containing, elephant ivory.
The article’s feature image is of an ivory coiled dragon netsuke, which was exhibited by Max Rutherston at TEFAF fair in Maastricht, March 2014.
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