MODERN MADE | Modern Art & Post-War Design



MODERN MADE | Modern Art & Post-War Design

Date: Fri, 30th Apr 2021 10:00
Sale number: 636
Location: Mall Galleries | London
Catalogue: View E-Catalogue

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Viewing from 27-30 April at The Mall Galleries, London



The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium, at the following rate, thereon.
25% up to £300,000/20% thereafter.
VAT will be charged on the premium at the rate imposed by law (see our Conditions of Sale at the back of this catalogue).


VAT at the standard rate payable on the hammer price
Reduced rate of 5% import VAT payable on the hammer price
[Ω] Standard rate of import VAT on the hammer price

Lots affixed with ‡ or [Ω] symbols may be subject to further regulations upon export /import, please see Conditions of Sale for Buyers Section D.2.

No VAT is payable on the hammer price or premium for books bought at auction


All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid. Paddle registration must be completed in advance of the sale day. Please note that all first-time, and those returning after an extended period, bidders at Lyon & Turnbull will be asked to supply the following documents in order to facilitate registration:
1 – Government issued photo ID (Passport/Driving licence)
2 – Proof of address (utility bill/bank statement).

By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted our Conditions of Sale.


This symbol § indicates works which may be subject to the Droit de Suite or Artist’s Resale Right, which took effect in the United Kingdom on 14th February 2006. We are required to collect a royalty payment for all qualifying works of art. Under new legislation which came into effect on 1st January 2012 this applies to living artists and artists who have died in the last 70 years. This royalty will be charged to the Buyer on the Hammer Price and in addition to the Buyer’s Premium. It will not apply to works where the Hammer Price is less than €1,000 (euros). The charge for works of art sold at and above €1,000 (euros) and below €50,000 (euros) is 4%. For items selling above €50,000 (euros), charges are calculated on a sliding scale. All royalty charges are paid to the Design and Artists Copyright Society (‘DACS’) and no handling costs or additional fees are retained by the Auctioneer. Resale royalties are not subject to VAT. Please note that the royalty payment is calculated on the rate of exchange at the European Central Bank on the date of the sale. More information on Droit de Suite is available at


Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively that of the purchaser. See Collections & Storage section below for more info specific to this particular auction.


All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidance only. It is the buyer’s responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding to ensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. There will be no public viewing for this auction, our specialists will be happy to prepare condition reports and additional images. These are for guidance only and all lots are sold ‘as found’, as per our Conditions of Sale.


Prospective buyers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to; rhino horn, ivory, coral and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective buyers should familiarise themselves with all relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import lots to another country. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import licence. The denial of any licence or any delay in obtaining licences shall neither justify the recession of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the lot.


Please be aware that lots marked with the symbol Y contain material which may be subject to CITES regulations when exporting outside the EU. For more information visit


Post sale, clients will be able to collect from The Mall Galleries on Saturday 1st May 10am-4pm.

Please ensure payment has been made prior to collection. This can be done online, cheque, bank transfer or in person at our London office - details will be shown on your invoice. Please note we are unable to take payments over the phone.

After that time the works will be divided, with works belonging to Scottish buyers/vendors being stored at Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR, and works belonging to international or rest-of-UK buyers/vendors moving to Stephen Morris Shipping PLC, Ockham Drive, Greenford Park, Greenford. Middlesex UB6 0FD. Telephone +44 (0) 20 8832 2222.

Open 9am-5pm by prior appointment only.


Items will be available to collect by appointment from Wednesday 5th May from Stephen Morris Shipping PLC (address above). Items will be stored free of charge until Monday 17th May. From Tuesday 18th May, clients will be charged by our storage partners. Insurance 0.25% (all items) | Smalls (paintings and objects) - £2.50 admin fee then £1.00 per day. Large or Furniture pieces - £5.50 admin fee then £2.50 per day.


Scottish buyers and vendors items will be available to collect from Monday 10th May at 9am from Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR.

Due to social distancing requirements all collections will be by appointment only (this applies to both carriers and personal collections).

CALL 0131 557 8844

Please ensure payment has been made prior to collection. This can be done by bank transfer, and debit/credit card online (powered by Opayo) - details will be shown on your invoice.

Please note we are unable to take payments over the phone.

Name: Philip Smith




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