On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Pierre Mariette II (1634-1716), Paris, his mark recto and verso, dated 1666 (L. 1788).
Richard Leendertz (without mark, cf. L. 1708); C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, 1-20 April 1976, lot 10.
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 1987, lot 15 (US$159,500).