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Lot 24

David Jones, British 1895-1974 - Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; pencil on...

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Lot 24

David Jones, 
British 1895-1974 - 
Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; 
pencil on...

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 24


David Jones, 
British 1895-1974 - 

Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; 

pencil on paper, 13x 12 cm (ARR) 

Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame);
private collection 

Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 'David Jones (1895-1974)', 1989, cat. no.11 illus. in cat. p.20 (with an introductory essay by David Blamires) 

The Golden Cockerel Press ran from 1920 to 1961. From 1924 it was run by the wood engraver Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), who was also one of the founding members of the Society of Wood Engravers. Jones was one of a number of artists, including John Nash, Eric Gill and Mabel Annesley who created illustrations for the press. 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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