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.
Gift of the Soviet authorities to the Turkish Ambassador.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 December 1987, lot 234. Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 October 1989, lot 361.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner's father.