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.
Captain Baron Haro van Hemert tot Dingshof (1879-1972), who on retirement rose to the rank of Major General, was in the Dutch Marine Corps stationed in Beijing from 1913 to 1923. He was Commander of the Netherlands Legation Guards Detachment, responsible for the security not only of the Dutch, but also of the German and Austro-Hungarian legations and enclaves. Captain Baron van Hemert had a great love of art and was a keen collector with a particular admiration for Chinese porcelain. Lotnumbers 64-67, as well as lotnumbers 72-75, 125, 149, 150, 277, 305, 354, 418, 422, 423 and 514 belong to his collection.