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Lot 256

Margaret Mellis, Scottish 1914-2009 - 3 Ovals & 4 Squares; oil on unstretched canvas, 20.5 x...

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Lot 256

Margaret Mellis, 
Scottish 1914-2009 - 
3 Ovals & 4 Squares; 
oil on unstretched canvas, 20.5 x...

Price Realised: £1,050

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 256

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Margaret Mellis, 
Scottish 1914-2009 - 

3 Ovals & 4 Squares; 

oil on unstretched canvas, 20.5 x 16.7 cm 

Note: 
with title and estate sale reference number inscribed on a label attached to the reverse of the frame '3 Ovals & 4 Squares 8.252'. 

Margaret Mellis was a pioneer of abstraction from the 1940s in Britain, creating a highly innovative body of work that pushed the boundaries between painting and sculpture, always utilising a unique approach to colour. 

Mellis played an important role in the history of Modernism in St. Ives during the Second World War, her home with first husband Adrian Stokes providing a focal point for artists including Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Mellis has been subject to major museum shows across the UK, including at City Art Centre, Edinburgh in 1997, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich in 2008 and more recently at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne in 2022. 

Buyer's Premium

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
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.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

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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