1. Auction

The auctions are open to the public and with no obligation to purchase.

2. Catalog

The estimates in the catalog are expressed in Euro.
The evaluations, purely indicative, are based on the average market price of comparable works, as well as on the state of conservation and on the quality of the object itself.
Any assertion relating to the author, attribution of the work, date, origin, provenance and conditions constitutes an opinion and not a fact. It is therefore permitted to consult or be accompanied to the exhibitions by trusted experts.
The lots, as they are vintage, may show imperfections, signs of wear and the passage of time, even in the absence of the wording "defects" or similar terminologies in the description.
All information concerning the lot, including existing documentation, is indicated in the description of the lot. If this information is not present, it means that the work does not have it.

3. Participation in auctions

There are different ways to participate in auctions.

3.1 To participate in the room, each buyer is required to obtain a numbered paddle, completing and signing the appropriate attribution form with which he undertakes to accept the "Conditions of Sale" considering that the sale could be under video surveillance.

Anyone acting on behalf of a third person must provide suitable written authorisation. All potential buyers, provided with an identity document, will be able to use the palettes to indicate their offers to the auctioneer during the auction. The same must be returned at the end of the sale.

 3.2 Written offers: it is also possible to participate in the sale by means of a written offer by filling in the appropriate form with a photocopy of the identity card attached and forwarding the same (also by fax or e-mail) to the Auction House within twenty-four hours before the auction opening.

In the event that the room's bids are lower than the written bid, the lot will be awarded to the latter at the bar following the highest bid. If instead there are no bids other than the written one, the lot will be awarded at the starting price.

In the event of multiple written offers of the same amount, the one received first will take precedence.

3.3 Telephone bids: in the event of genuine interest in one or more lots, it is also possible to participate in the auction by telephone by filling in the appropriate form accompanied by a copy of an identity document and sending the request within twenty-four hours before the auction opens . A person in charge will contact the potential buyer by telephone during the auction to allow him to actively participate in the auction. All compatibly with the number of requests received and the number of telephone lines available. The Auction House, while acting with the utmost diligence, does not consider itself responsible for any errors it may incur in the execution of the same. It is at the Auction House's discretion to accept telephone bids for lots that have a minimum valuation of €500.00 or less. The Auction House, given the limited number of telephone lines, reserves the right not to accept requests for telephone contact if they come from people who on previous occasions have shown that they are not really interested in buying.

3.4 The Auction House also allows live participation, thus leaving bids in real time during the auction, through its website and the online platforms it uses. By completing the registration on the platforms and providing your credit card details, you accept all the terms and conditions of Viscontea Casa d'Aste.

4. Auction rights

The buyer will pay the auction fees equal to 28%, calculated on the clearing price. In the event of an online award, the percentage indicated in the conditions of the relevant platforms for live participation in the auction will be added to the auction rights, where applicable.

5. I.V.A

The auction fee is inclusive of VAT pursuant to art. 40-bis, D.L. 41/1995, converted with Law 85/1995.

6. Lots sold by subject to VAT

The Viscontea Casa d'Aste S.r.l. acts on behalf of the sellers by virtue of a mandate with representation and therefore does not replace third parties in accounting relationships. The lots sold by Subjects I.V.A. will be invoiced taking into account the I.V.A. applied by the seller, and will be appropriately highlighted by affixing an asterisk.

7. Lots of court proceedings

A commission of …………% will be applied to lots of a judicial nature (inheritance, pending inheritance, bankruptcy proceedings, etc.). If subject to VAT a rate of 22% will be applied to the award, if they are not subject to a rate of 3% as registration

8. You raise

The starting price is usually equal to the starting price and the bids are indicated in the table below. The Auctioneer may vary the bids at his discretion during the auction.

9. Payment 

The payment of the lots, in Euros, will have to; be made within seven days following the sale with one of the following forms:

- cashier's check

- check (subject to agreement with the administrative management)

- bank transfer

- credit card or debit card 

- cash (only for amounts below € 4,999.00 in compliance with anti-money laundering regulations)

10. Collection and payment by foreign customers

In case of award of the lot by a foreign customer, Italian law requires the request for a certificate of free movement to be made to the Superintendence. Only once the certificate of free circulation has been obtaed, the customer will be able to collect the awarded good. Failure to issue or delay in delivery of the license does not constitute cause for termination or cancellation of the sale, nor does it justify the delay in payment by the purchaser.

11. Collection of lots

Lots paid for within the times and methods indicated must be collected within 15 (fifteen) days of the sale, unless otherwise agreed with the Auction House and with the exception of those for which it is necessary to obtain the certificate of free circulation and/or of the self-certification for export (for these the count starts from obtaining the authorisations). Otherwise, all custody rights will be due to the Auction House, which will be exempt from any responsibility in relation to the custody and any deterioration of the objects. A daily storage cost of €10.00 (ten/00) will also be applied for each day. The lots that will continue not to be collected may be delivered to external warehouses with costs and risks borne by the buyer. The Auction House does not deal directly with packaging and shipping, but makes use of the collaboration of some carriers who, if the customer requests it, will be able to take care of the whole procedure.