No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Probably supplied to George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol (d. 1775) and by descent at Ickworth to
The Marquess of Bristol and the Bristol Trustees, The East Wing, Ickworth, Suffolk, sold Sotheby's house sale, 11-12 June 1996, lot 102 (£25,300).
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
The Antique Collector, 1961, p. 224-225.