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.
B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. V458, V459, V572).
By the 17th century, and through to the end of the 18th century, the chatelaine was an important part of the daily costume in the Netherlands. Used by both men and women the chatelaine was attached to the belt by means of a hook on the back and served to carry useful everyday items such as sewing tools, scent boxes and knives.
B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 111, 113, ill. 308.