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.
THE COLLECTION OF MR AND MRS FRANS VAN WAGENBERG (LOTS 133-192)
Mr.Frans P.A.M.van Wagenberg took over the family tannery and farming business at an early age.
He also restored the fourteenth century tower of the castle of Tongelaar that was in the family and did archaeological excavations of an Eleventh century "strong house" on the same grounds.
This is where he acquired his taste for antiques and started collecting.
Mrs. M. J. van Wagenberg-Daalderop, his wife, had studied art during a year in Rome and became his devoted collaborator.
Upon stopping production in the tannery in 1964, he helped his brother Dr. A van Wagenberg in the USA with the selection of authentic 17 and 18 century American antiques especially glass objects, fit for high quality reproductions to be sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Williamsburg Foundation, the Boston Museum of fine art an similar American museums. He maintained frequent contact with the curators of these institutions to adhere to the strict standards of the reproductions.
Two of his closest sources and art friends were the renowned antique dealer mr. Jaap Wiegersma and mr. Lameris for Glass. He also acquired glasses from Stodel.
He died in 1982 unexpectedly at a relatively young age of 68