These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
The title should read:" A JADE SEAL AND TWO SOAPSTONE SEALS" and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
THE PETER AND NANCY THOMPSON COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART (LOTS 140-142 INCLUSIVE)