Tutton v. Viti
108 U.S. 312 (1883)

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Tutton v. Viti, 108 U.S. 312 (1883)

Tutton v. Viti

Decided April 23, 1883

108 U.S. 312

Syllabus

Marble statues, executed by professional sculptors in the studio and under the direction of another professional sculptor, whether from models just made by a professional sculptor or from antique models whose author is unknown, are "professional productions of a statuary or of a sculptor," liable to a duty of only ten percent ad valorem under the Revised Statutes § 2504, Schedule M.

Assumpsit to recover back duties alleged to have been illegally collected on works of art.

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