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.
Helena Rubinstein, New York; Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 28 April 1966, lot 771.
Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach (acquired at the above sale).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Property Formerly from the Collection of Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach, Florida