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.
Please note the additional provenance for this lot:
Lady Astor of Hever, sold Christie's London, 16th December 1986, lot 182 (£9,350).
Please also note that the cup is probably of Viennese manufacture and not French as stated in the catalogue description.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR