On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie's holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie's has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful.
Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, inv.no. 5004, as: Figuren.
Mr W.F. van Heukelom, Amsterdam.
Mr W.F. van Heukelom sale, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 12 October 1937, lot 36, where acquired by Dr A.F. Philips, Eindhoven, thence by descent to the present owners.