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.
Please note that the photograph next to the text for lot 233 is correct but that it has mislabelled in the catalogue as 232.
A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION, INHERITED BY THE VENDOR FROM HIS MOTHER IN THE 1980's (LOT 233-237 INCLUSIVE)