Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
Buyers from within the EU:
VAT payable at 20% on just the buyer’s premium (NOT the
Buyers from outside the EU:
VAT payable at 20% on hammer price and buyer’s premium.
If a buyer, having registered under a non-EU address, decides
that the item is not to be exported from the EU, then he
should advise Christie’s to this effect immediately.