No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
This lot should be marked with an alpha symbol in the catalogue.
Buyers from within the EU:
VAT payable at 15 percent on just the buyer's premium (not the hammer price).
Buyers from outside the EU:
VAT payable at 15 percent on hammer price and buyer's premium. If a buyer, having registered under a non-EU address, decides that the item is not be be exported from the EU, then he should advise Christie's to this effect immediately.
Wolf Uecker Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lamps and Candlesticks, London, 1986, p. 11, pl. 7 (similar lamps are attributed to Gustav Gurschner)