VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Post Lot Text
See Lot 82, Battilossi, Tappeti d'Antiquariato, sale at Christie's King Street, 11 February 1998. This piece shares an identical field, although the borders differ.
See also Hali 59, October 19991, plate 16 p 110; Hali 26, 1985, p 28 and Asiatitsche Teppich und Textilkunst, Munich 1989, no 20, pp 48-9 for related embroideries.