Auction 36 - Info

Important information for buyers – Auction 36

- The lots are definitely awarded in the auction room on the days of sale: 15th September 2017 – 3:00pm BST for lots of antiquities and at 5:30pm BST for lots of Traditional Arts of Africa, West Asia and India.

- The lots are available for viewing at “La Galleria Pall Mall” in 5B Pall Mall – 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY, United Kingdom from 11th to 14th September 2017 from 10:00am to 7:00pm BST.

- The offers may be made through our websites (, or Invaluable (, (, by fax, email, phone or directly to the offices of Bertolami Fine Arts. Offers made by email, by fax and through our website or website above mentioned, can be received until 12:00pm BST of 15th September, 2017.

- BFA may accept absentee bids which are below the reserve price. If the bidding ends before the reserve is reached, Bertolami Fine Arts will submit the consignor the highest absentee bid (until 12.00pm on 15th September, 2017) below the reserve price received. The decision of the seller will be communicated to the bidder within fifteen days from the auction date.

- In the event of matching bids on the same lots, the earliest bid will take precedence.

- In the case of only one bid on a lot, the lot will awarded at the opening price. (e.g. if the opening price is £ 1.000 and the only bid offered is £ 1.500, the lot will be awarded at £ 1000).

- In the case of multiple bids on the same lot, it will be awarded to the highest bidder. The calculation of the offer will be made at predetermined increments (view “Predetermined increase”) added to the bid immediately lower than the highest received. (e.g. if the opening price is £ 1.000 and customer (A) offers £ 1,270 while customer (B) offers £ 1,800, the lot will be awarded to customer (B) at £ 1,370 (i.e. with a  predetermined increment of £ 100 over the immediate lower bid of £ 1,270).

- The realized sale prices list will be published on the Bertolami Fine Arts website within five days of adjudication.

- Payment for the purchased lots may be made via the following methods:
- Bank cheque or cashier’s check in favour of Bertolami Fine Arts LTD with surcharge of £ 10 for foreign checks
- Direct bank transfers in Euro may be made to Bertolami Fine Arts LTD with surcharge of £ 10 for outside European Bank transfer:
Barclays in Pound, IBAN: GB59BARC20577690199966 – Account Nr. 90199966 - SWIFT/BIC: BARCGB22
Barclays in Euros, IBAN: GB60BARC20577642545400 – Account Nr. 42545400 - SWIFT/BIC: BARCGB22
- Credit card (VISA and MasterCard) and PayPal are subject to a 3,5% surcharge on the total amount due;

- Payment of purchased items must be made within than 10 days from receipt of the invoice. If the invoice has not been paid within 15 days of the pro-forma invoice date, the interest will be charged at 1% monthly.

-Import costs for countries which require formal import requirements, will be charged to the buyer. In the case of unjustified contestation, by which the items are returned to Bertolami Fine Arts, any customs and courier costs will be payable by the buyer.

- Bertolami Fine Arts reserves the right to withdraw any lot. The auctioneer during the auction, has the right to unite or separate lots and possibly vary the order of sale. He may, at its own discretion, withdraw lots if the bids in the auction does not reach the reserve price agreed between Bertolami Fine Arts and seller.

- The successful bidder will pay a commission to Bertolami Fine Arts, for each lot on the hammer price, of 25%.

- All lots purchased on the Live-bidding of our website are subject to an increment of 1,5% on the hammer price.
All lots purchased on the Live-bidding of Invaluable ( and are subject to an increment of 5% on the hammer price.

- All participants in the auction must, under the validity of an eventual award, complete a registration form with your personal data and the information requested before each auction. To buy you must possess the ability to act as required by law.

- Bertolami Fine Arts may accept mandates for the purchase, by making bids via the auctioneer, in competition with the public participating in the auction. Bertolami Fine Arts reserves the right to refuse bids from buyers not known unless they make a deposit to cover the whole value of the lots desired or, in any case, provide other adequate guarantees.

- The estimates of the possible selling price of each lot are printed under the description of the lots shown in the catalog and don’t include the commissions payable by the successful bidder. These estimates are approximate. The descriptions of the lots in the catalog may be revised by public announcement during the auction.

- All items are guaranteed as authentic. The descriptions contained in the catalog are subjective and they are expressed in good faith.

- In case of discrepancies, the online version of these terms of sale prevails.


Amount offer £

Predetermined increase £