On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial int…
VALENTINE SCHLEGEL (B. 1925)
'L'OISEAU BLANC', A VASE, 1957
VALENTINE SCHLEGEL (B. 1925) 'L'OISEAU BLANC', A VASE, 1957
19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
signed SCHLEGEL 1957
Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris.
On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
cf. Y. Brunhammer, Les Styles des Années 30 à 50, Paris, 1987, p. 167 for another vase of this model.