Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
The present lot was executed at the Wiener Werkstätte. In the 1950s it was purchased directly from Josef Hoffmann by Henk de Leeuw, director of Metz & Co, when visiting Hoffmann in Vienna.
The box was on loan to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the 1960s.