These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
The diamond brooch: Christie's, South Kensington, 29 July 1997, lot 320.
The aide-memoire: Christie's, South Kensington, 29 November 2002, lot 45, Jewellery and Silver from Tyntesfield, It is possible that this lot was presented by Queen Mary to Ursula Lawley, her Maid of Honour.
The photo frame: Christie's, South Kensington, 5 November 1991, lot 12, The Property of the Late Dowager Lady Camoys, reputedly given by the bride to the Hon. Mrs. Francis Stonor, her Matron of Honour.
Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts