The auction will be held on May 31st 2024 at 3 pm CEST in Bertolami Fine Art headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – Rome.

  1. How to participate
    The auction will be held on Friday 31th May at 15:00 CEST in Bertolami Fine Art headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – Rome.
    The following methods of participation are available: in person; by telephoneonline upon registration on our website, or on our partner portals (see list below); by a written absentee bid to be received by 12:00 CEST on Friday 31th May 2024.

    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 a reservation by 12:00 pm CEST on Friday 31st May 2024, 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 bid form
    Info tel.: +39 32609795

    c.Live participation via our website or our partner portals
    You can place your bids during the auction by logging on to our website
    or on the following partner portals:
    One Bid
    Bid Inside

  2. Written absentee bid
    You can submit your bids in writing by filling out the bid form or by means of an e-mail, or a letter. Written absentee bids may be sent by e-mail at, 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 CEST on Friday 31st May 2024.
    Written absentee bid shall authorize the auctioneer to make offers on behalf of the signatory.

  3. Auction pre-bids
    As from the date of publication of the online catalogue until 12:00 pm CEST on Friday 31st May 2024, it will be possible to:
    - start placing bids on our website, or on the partner portals as listed in point of paragraph 1;
    - book a phone bidding as described in point of paragraph 1
    - submit written absentee bids as described in point 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 agrees to pay Bertolami Fine Art a buyer’s premium on the hammer price of each lot sold. The buyer’s premium shall be 27 %.
    An additional commission shall be applied to lots purchased via online participation on our website, which is calculated as follows:
    Bertolami Fine Art + 1,5 % of the hammer price
    Arsvalue  no fees
    Bidspirit + 1,5 % of the hammer price
    One Bid + 1,5 % of the hammer price
    Drouot + 3 % of the hammer price
    Invaluable + 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 of any prior ministerial authorization required for the export of the awarded lots, are to be borne by the buyer.
    In the event that, due to unjustified complaints, the goods should be returned to Bertolami Fine Art, the customs duties and shipping costs shall be incurred by the customer.

  7. Issuance of the certificate of Free Movement or of 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 concerning the export of goods of cultural interest. Therefore, in the event that 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, for information purposes only, within ten days of the closing date