The auction will be held on February 20, 2024, starting at 2:00 pm CET at the Bertolami Fine Art headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – Rome.

1. How to participate
 The following methods of participation are available: in person; by telephone; online upon registration on our website www.bertolamifineart.com, or on our partner portals (see list below); by a written absentee bid to be received by 12:00 pm CET on Tuesday, February 20.

a. Attendance in the auction room
Unacquainted customers who have not already registered must provide a valid identity document

b. Telephone bidding
You can place your bids during the auction by telephone, with the assistance of one of our operators. In order to take part in the telephone bidding, you must make by 12:00 pm CET on Tuesday, February 20, specifying the lots you wish to bid for and your telephone number. Customers who have booked this way will be called at the number they have indicated a few lots before those for which they have expressed interest.
A telephone bid reservation has the value of a written absentee bid at the starting price as indicated in the catalogue.
(to book your phone bidding: fill out the appropriate form
Further info:
+39 06.32609795 - +39 06.3218464 info@bertolamifineart.com)

c. Live participation via our website or our partner portals
You can place your bids during the auction by logging on to our website www.bertolamifineart.com
or on the following partner portals:
Arsvalue (www.arsvalue.com)
Bidspirit (www.bidspirit.com)
BidInside (www.bidinside.com)
Drouot (www.drouot.com)
Invaluable (www.invaluable.com)
OneBid (www.onebid.pl)

d. Written absentee bid
You can submit your bids in writing by filling out the appropriate form. Written absentee bids may be sent by e-mail to info@bertolamifineart.com, by post, or must be delivered to our headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – 00186 Roma. All offers must be received by Bertolami Fine Art no later than 12:00 pm CET on Tuesday, February 20. Written absentee bid shall authorize the auctioneer to make offers on behalf of the signatory.

2. Viewing Lots
Lots are visible on request. To make an appointment: n.bukowska@bertolamifineart.com 

3. Auction pre-bids
As from the date of publication of the online catalogue until 12:00 pm CET on Thursday, February 20 it will be possible to:
- start placing bids on our website www.bertolamifineart.com , or on the partner portals as listed in point c of paragraph 1;
- book a phone bidding as described in point b of paragraph 1
- submit written absentee bids as described in point d of paragraph 1.

In the event of:
- One single auction pre-bid on a lot
In the absence of bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded at the starting bid even if the sole bid received is higher (the amount of the pre-auction bid indicates the maximum bid the bidder is willing to place.
Example: Starting bid € 1,000 – Single pre-sale bid € 1,500 – Award at € 1,000

- Multiple auction pre-bids of the same amount on the same lot
If no bids are raised during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the earlier bidder.

- Multiple auction pre-bids of different amounts on the same lot
If there are no bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the highest bidder. The hammer price is calculated by adding to the amount of the next lowest bid an increment set out in the table below.
Example: customer A bid € 1,270 - customer B bid € 1,800. Customer B does not win at the award price of € 1,800 but at € 1,370. In other words, the automatic increase of € 100 provided for in the table is applied to the amount of the next lowest bid when the bids are within the € 1,000-1,999 bracket.

4. Payment methods
The purchasers of the winning lots will be able to choose between the following payment options:
- a bank cheque or a non-transferable cashier’s cheque made payable to Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
(in the event of payment by foreign cheque, please add € 10 to the invoiced amount);
- credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express);
- Paypal
- Bank transfer payable to Bertolami Fine Art S.r.l.

Please note:
invoices paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer are exempt from paying administrative fees otherwise due for payments made by credit card (+ 2.5%) or Paypal (+2,5%).

5. Auction fees
The purchaser shall pay Bertolami Fine Art an auction fee equal to 25% of the hammer price of each lot.

An additional commission shall be applied to lots purchased via online participation on our website www.bertolamifineart.com, which is calculated as follows:

www.bertolamifineart.com +1,5% of the hammer price
Bidspirit +1,5% of the hammer price
BidInside +2,5% of the hammer price
Drouot +3% of the hammer price
Invaluable +5% of the hammer price
OneBid +1,5% of the hammer price

6. Additional costs
Shipping costs, additional customs duties, as well as costs related to the procedure for the release of the certificate of Free Movement or any prior ministerial authorization required for the export of the awarded lots, are to be borne by the buyer.
If the goods should be returned to Bertolami Fine Art due to unjustified complaints, the customs duties and shipping costs shall be incurred by the customer.

7. Issuance of the certificate of Free Movement or any other ministerial authorization required for the exportation of the awarded goods
The delivery of lots outside the Italian borders may be subject to the provisions set out in the Codice dei Beni Culturali (Dlgs. 42/2004 e ss.mm.ii.) concerning the export of goods of cultural interest. Therefore, if the acquired property has characteristics such as requiring any form of ministerial authorization for its definitive exit from the territory of the Italian Republic, the timeframe required to issue such authorization will be regulated by the Office for the Export of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Ministry of Culture. The time average is estimated at 60-90 days from the day the procedure for the issuance of a Certificate of Free Movement is initiated (art. 68 of the Cultural Heritage and Landscape Code) and 30 days for a Self-Certification. Bertolami Fine Art declines any responsibility for any delay. The procedure will be initiated only upon payment of the goods and with the purchaser’s explicit authorization.

8. Conditions of Sale
The conditions of sale that govern the relationship between Bertolami Fine Art and the customers taking part in our auctions are displayed in each catalogue. As these conditions are automatically accepted from the moment you participate in the auction, please read them carefully.
In the event of a discrepancy between the conditions of sale published in the printed catalogue and the version that appears in the online catalogue, the online version shall prevail.

9. Publication of auction results
The winning bids list will be published by Bertolami Fine Art on the website www.bertolamifineart.com, for information purposes only, within ten days of the closing date.

10. Arrangements for collection of awarded lots
Arrangements for the delivery of awarded lots must be agreed with the head of the logistics office, Alessandra Tabacco: a.tabacco@bertolamifineart.com  Collection from our warehouse is possible by appointment only.
Shipping information  https://www.bertolamifineart.com/uk/purchasing-and-sales/withdrawal-of-lots.asp