These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
François Louis Gaspard de Castelvecchio (1826-1869), son of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (1778-1846), and Elise Pasteur Castelvecchio (1826-1894).
By descent to their granddaughter Elisina Tyler, née Palamidessi de Castelvecchio (1878-1959).
By descent to the present owner.