« IndietroContinua »
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Bulletin (w). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Publishing Co., University City, St. Louis
Daily and weekly papers that devote space to art; art critic's name is given in parentheses.
The Tariff Act of August 5, 1909,
on Imports into the United States Extracts from paragraphs of interest to artists, collectors and dealers.
T 56. All paints, colors and pigments, commonly known as artists' paints or colors, whether in tubes, pans, cakes or other forms, thirty per centum ad valorem. ‘s 93. , China, porcelain, parian bisque, earthen, stone and crockery ware, * * * painted, colored, or decorated in any manner; and manufactures in chief value of such ware not specially provided for in this section, sixty per centum ad valorem. * 94. China, etc., not painted or ornamented or decorated in any manner, fifty-five per centum ad valorem. * Io9. Stained or painted glass windows, or parts thereof, and all mirrors, not exceeding in size one hundred and forty-four square inches, with or without frames or cases, * * * * forty-five per centum ad valorem. T 166. Steel plates engraved for printing, twenty per centum ad valorem; * * * * lithographic plates of stone or other material and transfer paper containing the imprints taken from lithographic plates, fifty per centum ad valorem. "| 412. Pictures, calendars, cards, etc., composed wholly or in chief value of paper, lithographically printed in whole or in part, * * * * twenty cents per pound. T 416. Books of all kinds, bound or unbound, engravings, photographs, etchings, etc., * * * * twenty-five per centum ad valorem. "| 47o. Paintings in oil or water colors, pastels, pen and ink drawings, and sculptures not specially provided for in this section, fifteen per centum ad valorem; but the term “sculptures” as used in this Act shall be understood to include only such as are cut, carved, or otherwise wrought by hand from a solid block or mass of marble, stone, or alabaster, or from metal, and as are the professional Fo of a sculptor only, and the term “painting” as used in this Act shall understood not to include such as are made wholly or in part by stenciling or other mechanical process.
T 516. Books, engravings, photographs, etchings, bound or unbound, maps and charts imported by authority or for the use of the United States or for the use of the Library of Congress.
‘ 517. Books, maps, music, engravings, photographs, etchings, bound or unbound, and charts, which shall have been printed more than twenty years at the date of importation, and all hydrographic charts, and publications issued for their subscribers or exchanged by scientific and literary associations or academies, or publications of individuals for gratuitous private circulation, and public documents issued by foreign governments.
* 519. Books, maps, music, photographs, etchings, lithographic prints and charts, specially imported, not more than two copies in any one invoice, in good faith, for the use and by order of any society or institution, * * * and not for sale, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. T 542. Coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal. T 624. Medals of gold, silver, or copper, and other metallic articles actually bestowed as trophies or prizes, and received and accepted as honorary distinctions. T 656. Professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of trade, occupation, or employment, in the actual possession at the time of arrival, of persons emigrating to the United States. *, * * * * 661. Statuary and casts of sculpture for use as models or for art educational purposes only; regalia and gems, where specially imported in good faith for the use and by order of any society incorporated or established solely for religious, philosophical, educational, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts. * * * * * 714. Works of art, drawings, engravings, photographic pictures, and philosophical and scientific apparatus brought by professional artists, lecturers, or scientists arriving from abroad for use by them temporarily for exhibition and in illustration, promotion, and encouragement of art, science, or industr in the United States, and not for sale, shall be admitted free of duty, under su regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe; but bonds shall be given for the payment to the United States of such duties as may be imposed by law upon any and all such articles as shall not be exported within six months after such importation: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury may, in his discretion, extend such period for a further term of six months in cases where applications therefor shall be made. "| 715. Works of art, collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, sciences, or manufactures, photographs, works in terra cotta, parian, pottery, or rcelain, antiquities and artistic copies thereof in metal or other material, imported in good faith for exhibition at a fixed place by any State or by any society or institution established for the encouragement of the arts, science, or education, or for a municipal corporation, * * * * and not intended for sale, nor for any other purpose than herein expressed; but bonds shall be given under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, for the payment of lawful duties which may accrue should any of the articles aforesaid be sold. * 716. Works of art, productions of American artists residing temporarily abroad, or other works of art, including pictorial paintings on glass, imported expressly for presentation to a national institution, or to any State or municipal corporation or incorporated religious society, college, or other public institution, except stained or painted window glass or stained or painted glass windows, and except any article, in whole or in part, molded, cast, or mechanically wrought from metal within twenty years prior to importation; but such exemption shall be subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe. * 717. Works of art, including paintings in oil, mineral, water, or other colors, pastels, original drawings and sketches, etchings and engravings, and sculptures, which are proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury wnder rules prescribed by him to have been in existence more than twenty years prior to the date of their importation, but the term “sculptures" as herein used shall be understood to include professional productions of sculptors only, whether round or in relief, in bronze, marble, stone, terra cotta, ivory, wood, or metal; and the word “painting,” as used in this Act, shall not be understood to include any article of utility nor such as are made wholly or in part by stenciling or any other mechanical process; and the words “etchings" and “engravings," as used in this Act, shall be understood to include only such as are printed by hand from Fo or blocks etched or engraved with hand tools, and not such as are printed rom plates or blocks etched or engraved by photo-chemical processes. Other works of art (except rugs and carpets), collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, works in bronze, marble, terra cotta, parian, pottery, or porcelain, artistic antiquities, and objects of art of ornamental character or educational value which shall have been produced more than one hundred years prior to the date of importation, but the free importation of such objects shall be subject to such regulations as to proof of antiquity as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe. The provisions of the dutiable list and the free list of this section shall constitute the minimum tariff of the United States.
Sec. 2. That from and after the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and ten, except as otherwise specially provided for in this section, there shall be levied, collected, and paid on all articles when imported from any foreign country into the United States, the rates of duty prescribed by the schedules and paragraphs of the dutiable list of section one of this Act, and in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem; which rates shall constitute the maximum tariff of the United States: Provided, That the Government of any foreign country imposes no terms or restrictions, either in the way of tariff rates or provisions, trade or other regulations * * * * , directly or indirectly, which unduly discriminate against the United States * * * * upon proclamation to this effect by the President of the United States, all articles when imported into the United States, or any of its possessions shall be admitted under the § of the minimum tariff of the United States as prescribed by section one of
Sec. 7. That all articles of foreign manufacture or production, which are capable of being marked, stamped, branded, or labeled, without injury, shall be marked, stamped, branded, or labeled in legible English words, in a conspicuous place that shall not be covered or obscured by any subsequent attachments or arrangements, so as to indicate the country of origin. Said marking, stamping, branding, or labeling shall be as nearly indelible and permanent as the nature of the article will permit.
Sec. 28. ends an act entitled “An Act to simplify the laws in relation to the collection of the revenues,” approved June Io, 1890, and gives details regarding declarations, invoices, etc.
For further particulars address the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.