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Lot 9

Fritz Behn (1878-1970) Weib vom panther überfallen, first half 20th century Bronze Signed to...

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Lot 9

Fritz Behn (1878-1970) 
Weib vom panther überfallen, first half 20th century 
Signed to...

Price Realised: £11,152

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

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

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Lot 9


Fritz Behn (1878-1970) 

Weib vom panther überfallen, first half 20th century 
Signed to base 'Fritz Behn' 
108cm high, 112cm wide, 62cm deep 

Collection of George Paveliev Gibbes, thence by decent to the current owner 

Fritz Behn was a German sculptor who is best known for his sculptures depicting African animals. Between 1907-10, Behn made two trips to East Africa where he stayed for extended periods making anatomical drawings and studies of the indigenous wildlife. This experience proved to be a pivotal moment in Behn's artistic career. On his return to Munich, Behn began to create small and large scale animal sculptures based on his African studies. These sculptures showcased Behn's skill in capturing movement and detail, gaining him international recognition and accolades. 

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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%
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£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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