The auction will be held on Tuesday 30 January 2024 starting at 11 a.m. CEST at the premises of Bertolami Fine Arts S.r.l. in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 - Rome

1. How to participate
The following methods of participation are envisaged: in person at the premises where the auction will be held, by telephone, online after registering on our website or on our partner portals (see list below), by written bid received by 10.00 CEST on Tuesday 30 January 2024

a.Participation in the room
Unknown customers who have not already registered must be provided with a valid identity document.

b.Participation by telephone
It is possible to bid during the auction by telephone guided by one of our operators. In order to access this mode of participation, you will need to make a reservation by 10.00 CEST on Tuesday 30 January 2024 specifying the lots for which you intend to bid and a telephone number. Customers so booked will be called on the telephone number they have indicated a few lots before those for which they have expressed interest

The reservation for telephone participation has the value of a written offer at the auction base indicated in the catalogue.
To book participation by telephone, please fill in the appropriate form
(For info: +39 32609795 [email protected] [email protected])

c. Online participation via our website or partner portals
You can place your bids during the auction by registering on our website / or on the following partner portals:

Arsvalue (  )

Bidspirit (  )

Drouot (  )

Invaluable (  )
One Bid (  )

d.Participation by written offer
You may also submit your bids in writing by filling in the proxy bid form or by free text. Written bids must be received by Bertolami Fine Arts no later than 10 noon CEST on Tuesday 30 January 2024 and may be transmitted by e-mail ([email protected] - [email protected]), by post or delivered to our offices at Piazza Lovatelli 1 - 00186 Rome. The written offer has the value of an authorisation to the auctioneer to bid on behalf of the signatory.

2. Exhibition
Lots will be visible by appointment 

3. Pre-auction bids
From the date of publication of the online catalogue until 10.00 CEST on Tuesday 30 January 2024 it will be possible to

- start bidding at or on the partner portals as listed under c of paragraph 1

- submit written offers as listed in point d of paragraph 1

In the case of:

a single pre-auction bid on a lot

and in the absence of bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded at the auction base even if the only bid received is higher (the amount of the pre-auction bid indicates in fact the maximum bid that the bidder is willing to make)

Example: Base bid € 1,000 - Single pre-auction bid € 1,500 - Awarded at € 1,000

multiple pre-auction bids of the same amount on the same lot

and in the absence of re-bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the pre-bidder

multiple pre-auction bids of different amounts on the same lot

and in the absence of bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the author of the highest bid at an allotment price calculated by adding to the amount of the next lowest bid a predetermined increase in the table published below (Table A)

Example: customer A bid €1,270, customer B bid €1,800. Customer B wins not at the winning price of €1,800 but at €1,370. That is the automatic increase of € 100 provided for in the table is applied to the amount of the immediately lower bid when bids are in the € 1,000-1,999 bracket.

4. Payment Methods
Buyers of the winning lots may choose from the following payment methods

- bank cheque or non-transferable bank draft made payable to Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l. (in the case of payment by foreign cheque add € 10 to the invoice amount)

- credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express);

- Paypal

- Bank transfer in favour of Bertolami Fine Art S.r.l.

(in the case of payment by non-European bank transfer add €10 to the invoice amount)

Please note: Invoices paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer are exempt from payment of the 3.5% administrative fee

5. Auction fees
The buyer shall pay Bertolami Fine Arts an auction fee of 27% of the adjudication price of each lot.

An additional commission shall be applied to lots purchased through online participation on the website or on partner portals as follows +1.5% of the adjudication price
Arsvalue + 1.5 % of the allotment price
Bidspirit + 1.5 % of the hammer price
Drouot + 3 % of the hammer price

6. Additional costs
Shipping costs, any customs costs, as well as costs related to the paperwork to be instructed for the issuance of the certificate of Free Movement or any prior ministerial authorisation required for the export of the lots awarded shall be borne by the buyer.
If, due to unjustified disputes, the goods must be returned to Bertolami Fine Arts, customs and shipping costs shall be borne by the customer.

7. Issuance of the certificate of Free Circulation or other ministerial authorisation required for the export of the awarded goods
The delivery of lots outside the Italian borders may be subject to the rules established by the Code of Cultural Heritage (Legislative Decree 42/2004 and subsequent amendments and additions) on the export of goods of cultural interest. Therefore, in the event that the purchased good presents characteristics such as to require any form of ministerial authorisation for its definitive exit from the territory of the Italian Republic, the time required to issue such authorisation will be regulated by the Export of Antiquities and Art Objects Office of the Ministry of Culture.
These release times are calculated on average in the order of 60 to 90 days from the day the file is opened for a Attestato di Libera Circolazione (art. 68 of the Codice dei Beni Culturali) and 30 days for a Self-certification. The auction house declines all responsibility for any delays in closing the file, delays that can only be attributed to the competent ministerial authorities. The file is only opened once the payment for the goods has been made and the buyer has given his explicit authorisation.

8. Conditions of sale
The conditions of sale that regulate the relationship between Bertolami Fine Art and the kind customers who will take part in the auctions are published in each catalogue. Since they are considered automatically accepted from the moment of participation in the auction, please read them carefully

In the event of a discrepancy between the version of the conditions of sale published in the printed catalogue and that published in the online catalogue, the online version shall prevail.

9. Arrangements for collecting the lots awarded
Arrangements for the delivery of the lots awarded shall be agreed with the head of the logistics office, Alessandra Tabacco: [email protected].
Collections at the premises are possible by appointment only.

10.Publication of auction results
The list of awards will be published by Bertolami Fine Arts on its website,, for information purposes only, within ten days of the auction closing.



Offer amount €

Pre-established automatic increase €