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Auction Description for Auctionata Paddle8 AG: 766: Variety of Non-European Arts and Cultures
Auction Description:

 

The focus of this auction is the diverse and varied arts and crafts of India, East Asia and beyond. Amongst the highlights are a superb Mughal necklace with rubies, diamonds and pearls, and a miniature painting, from India and featuring a maharaja attended by a young courtier. There are also a number of high-quality Tibetan works, such as a gilt bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, a buddha of longevity, and a fantastic stone figure of a medicine Buddha dating from the 17th/18th century, and still bearing traces of its original paint.
The collection is rounded out by a variety of tribal art, including a bronze ceremonial mask from the Benin people of Nigeria. The auction is a superb ethnographic collection of art from cultures around the world.
Viewing Notes:
Preview: A preview at Auctionata is only possible by prior appointment. Contact: Tel: +49 30 9832 0222, E-mail: preview@auctionata.com Auction Location: Auctionata AG Franklinstraße 13 10587 Berlin, Germany
Sale Notes:
Preview: A preview at Auctionata is only possible by prior appointment. Contact: Tel: +49 30 9832 0222, E-mail: preview@auctionata.com
Terms and Conditions:
(as of September 2014)

A. General Terms and Conditions - Auctions
B. General Terms and Conditions - Online Shop
C. Terms and conditions for obtaining a valuation
D. Glossary

- jointly referred to as : Terms and conditions -

of Auctionata AG,
Franklinstr. 13,
10587 Berlin, Germany,

represented by its Board Directors:
Alexander Zacke, Georg Untersalmberger, Jan Thiel, Susanne Zacke and Christof
Schminke

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Christian Nagel
Company Registration Number HRB 155814 B ,
Registry Court: Local Court Berlin-Charlottenburg,
Value Added Tax ID No. DE 295683843

This text is only a translation from the German language. In case of doubt, the German version applies. The contractual language shall be German.

1. Preamble

Auctionata is an auction house which offers high-quality goods on the Internet. They are
auctioned off or offered for direct sale in the Online Shop. All auctions are transmitted in
real time via streaming technology. Auctionata offers second-hand goods from the fields of
art and antiques as well as sculptures, decorative art and design of the 20th century,
jewellery, rugs, memorabilia, collector's items, oriental artworks, tribal art, textiles, Islamic
art, postcards, paintings, works on paper and graphic prints, numismatics, postage stamps,
silver, porcelain, glass and ceramics, contemporary art and photography, rare wines and
liquors, antique books, autographs, placards, vintage fashion, accessories, musical
instruments, watches, vehicles, coins and many other luxury goods.
Moreover, Auctionata offers valuations of second-hand art items and luxury goods.

Integral parts of this Terms and Conditions shall be the Overview of Fees in their currently valid version as well as the tabular listing of the increments specified by Auctionata.

Important:

Please note that this website allows you to purchase goods from Auctionata Beteiligungs AG or Auctionata, Inc. - a wholly owned US subsidiary of Auctionata Beteiligungs AG. Both organizations operate with different Terms and Conditions.

Before any purchase via this website you will have to take notice and have to accept the respective Terms and Conditions which apply for your purchase!

The Terms and Conditions below apply for all purchases of goods at auction or via the online shop in which Auctionata Beteiligungs AG acts as the seller.

For all purchases of goods at auction or via the online shop in which Auctionata, Inc. acts as the seller, these terms and conditions apply.

The transaction details can be determined from information on the lot detail page.

A. General Terms and Conditions - Auctions

1. General provisions

1.1 All offers, purchase agreements, deliveries and services based on and in connection with auctions organized by Auctionata, including through the www.auctionata.com website or any other website operated by Auctionata (hereinafter "auctions") shall be governed by these General Terms and Conditions.

1.2 In the auctions, Auctionata sells items on consignment, i.e. Auctionata assumes the role of seller for the owner of the items (hereinafter "Consignor") by selling items in its own name on behalf of the owner ("Commission-based Transaction"). Auctionata holds an official authorization for auctioneering according to Section 34b German Industrial Code (GewO).

1.3 The auctions are public auctions according to Sections 474 Paragraph 2 Sentence 2, 312g Paragraph 2 Nr. 10 German Cívil Code (BGB). A right of revocation does not apply for purchase agreements closed with the fall of the hammer.

1.4 Our offerings are intended merely for consumers and business persons who have turned 18 years of age, i.e. only for adults. In the event that the customer only then becomes an adult after turning 18 years of age in the country where he resides, then the customer may only then register when he is considered to be an adult in the country where he resides. The offering and sale of alcohol are directed solely to persons who have reached the age required under law at their residence for the purchase of alcohol. The handover of bought alcohol happens only, if the recipient shows the proof of the age required under law before the handover.

1.5 Auctionata reserves the right to exclude customers from an auction if their residence/delivery address is located in a country in which the goods that are being offered cannot be imported and Auctionata has knowledge of this and if doubt exists about the customer's identity or his creditworthiness.

1.6 Auctionata reserves the right to limit the number of goods which a customer may acquire. Thus, for example, it may be demanded that acquired goods must be paid for before the customer may continue to bid or buy.

1.7 The customer's general terms and conditions shall not apply, even if Auctionata has not expressly rejected these in individual cases.

1.8 Auctionata may employ third parties as vicarious agents for the purpose of fulfilling the Agreement. The customer hereby consents to this in advance.

1.9 Employees of Auctionata are not allowed to bid at auctions by Auctionata or to buy goods for auctions, which are entrusted to Auctionata (cf. Section 34b Paragraph 6 Number 2 Alternative 2 German Industrial Code (GewO)).

2. Sale by Auction

2.1 Auctions operated by Auctionata are based upon the English auction model. With this auction form, the price is successively increased by the submission of at least one bid above the starting price.

2.2. Auctionata will hold the auction at its own discretion. An auctioneer will conduct the auction for Auctionata in the auction room and is in charge of the proceedings. He or she will conduct the auction, read out the auction announcements (at the beginning of the auction) and accept the winning bid. The auctioneer will accept the winning bid in accordance with his/her duties at his discretion in all cases.

If the auctioneer makes the decision to end the auction, then he shall count off the following phrase to all persons who have entered the virtual auction room "Highest bid going once…, highest bid going twice…., highest bid going thrice…". Then the current bid price shall be announced by the auctioneer. The auctioneer may only then announce the acceptance of the winning bid if no higher offer has been submitted after the highest bid is repeated three times.

2.3 Auctionata requires consent to these Terms and Conditions and the announcement before the participation in an auction.

3. Auction catalog and viewing

3.1 The items presented in the auction catalog can be viewed by customers for at least two hours at Auctionata's premises by appointment.

3.2 Goods to be sold at Auction will be presented in an auction catalog (at least two weeks before the Auction). The lot number, estimated value and starting price for each item will be listed here.

3.3 Our customers shall have no entitlement to bid for particular items presented in the auction catalog because the items are presented subject to the proviso that an owner may withdraw his items up until the start of the Auction. Furthermore, Auctionata shall be entitled to withdraw items from the auction before the winning bid is accepted without stating reasons.

3.4 Auctionata shall be entitled to conduct the Auction in a different order to the order of the lot numbers as stated in the auction catalog. Auctionata shall further be entitled to offer several items shown separately in the auction catalog together as one lot, or to divide a lot containing several items.

4. Participation in an Auction

4.1 As a rule, items can be purchased at auction by participating in the auction in Auctionata's auction room. The customer may participate in an auction in person through his presence in the Auctionata auction room, (although the number of participants may be limited by Auctionata,) or may be represented at the auction. The customer may also participate in the auction via means of communication such as letter, fax, telephone, email, or his user account on the Auctionata website.

4.2 Online absentee bids, written purchase orders and bids by telephone shall constitute a commissioning of Auctionata by the customer to place bids on his behalf and to enter into a purchase agreement with Auctionata if he places the winning bid. In this respect, the customer authorizes Auctionata to place bids on his behalf and to enter into the purchase agreement resulting from the winning bid. In this respect, Auctionata is granted an exception from the provision of Section 181 of the German Civil Code (BGB) by the customer.

a) The following shall apply to online absentee bids and written purchase orders (together referred to as "purchase orders" or referred to singularly as "purchase order"):

Auctionata shall remain free to reject requests or to cancel accepted requests up until the winning bid is accepted at its own discretion
Commissioning shall always be restricted to the item specified in the order form (in accordance with the specified lot number) and the specified maximum purchasing limit (i.e. the maximum price to be bid)
The maximum purchasing limit must not be lower than the starting price. The maximum purchasing limit will only be exhausted if there is another bidder. If no one else bids on the relevant item, the customer's bid will automatically be accepted at the starting price. To clarify: The specified maximum purchasing limit relates only to the purchase price excluding the buyer's premium, contribution to the resale royalty right , shipping and shipping insurance costs and statutory VAT; Auctionata shall charge extra for these in accordance with figure 8.1
The order form may not be used to communicate other messages to Auctionata going beyond the distinct purchase order. Under no circumstances will Auctionata take messages of this kind noted on purchase orders into account. Auctionata reserves the right to reject the purchase order in such cases
The customer may cancel the purchase order in writing (fax, letter, email) up to 72 hours before the auction begins without citing reasons. Such cancellation is permissible up to 72 hours before the auction begins. Cancellation later than 72 before the auction begins, or after the auction has begun, is excluded in principle; it may be permitted in individual cases at the discretion of Auctionata, however. In cases of cancellation, Auctionata shall be entitled to charge an administration fee in accordance with the schedule of fees for the Auction for each item specified in the purchase order. The customer reserves the right to provide evidence of lower damages.
If, despite having submitted a purchase order, the customer wishes to bid in the Auction simultaneously by using his user account or by telephone, for example, he or she must inform Auctionata of this in writing (fax, letter or email) at least 24 hours before the start of the Auction. If the customer does not comply with his announcement, Auctionata shall be entitled to carry out the order as stipulated in the order form. If the customer made such notification towards Auctionata, but actually does not perform accordingly meaning does not bid at auction, Auctionata shall be entitled to treat the notification as a cancelation of the purchase order with the related costs.

b) The following shall apply to bids by telephone:

Auctionata shall remain free to reject requests or to cancel accepted requests up until the winning bid is accepted at its own discretion
Commissioning shall always be restricted to the item specified in the order form (in accordance with the specified lot number)
Auctionata will contact the customer by telephone before the items specified in the order form are auctioned using the contact details provided by the customer. If Auctionata is unable to make contact, despite having made three attempts to do so, Auctionata will implement the order concerning the items specified in the order form in the same way as a written purchase order, i.e. Auctionata will place bids up to the starting price. If no one else bids on the relevant item, the customer's bid will automatically be accepted at the starting price. To clarify: The winning bid at the starting price relates only to the purchase price excluding the buyer's premium, contribution to the resale royalty right, shipping and shipping insurance costs and statutory VAT; Auctionata shall charge extra for these in accordance with figure 8.1.
During the telephone conversation, the telephone bidder must state that he or she accepts these general terms and conditions and has acknowledged the auction announcements. The conversation may be recorded by Auctionata for documentation purposes; the caller will be informed of this in advance. Auctionata reserves the right to reject bids placed by telephone or to make the consideration of a bid conditional upon the payment of a deposit or a creditworthiness check
The customer may cancel the purchase order in writing (fax, letter, email) up to 72 hours before the auction begins without citing reasons. Such cancellation is permissible up to 72 hours before the auction begins. Cancellation later than 72 before the auction begins, or after the auction has begun, is excluded in principle; it may be permitted in individual cases at the discretion of Auctionata, however. In cases of cancellation, Auctionata shall be entitled to charge an administration fee in accordance with the schedule of fees for the Auction for each item specified in the purchase order. The customer reserves the right to provide evidence of lower damages.

4.3 During the auction, bids from customers present in the auction room, but also bids placed via communication means such as letter, fax, telephone, email or the user account on Auctionata's website will be considered, which may result in a bidding process between the bids placed in the auction room and the written purchase order placed, for example, but also between two written purchase order or a bid placed by telephone or via the user account on Auctionata's website.

Auctionata reserves the right to do not to accept bids or bids or to make the consideration of a bid dependent upon a down payment and/or the provision of security or credit report information.

4.4 Only verified customers are allowed to participate in an auction.

4.5 In the case that technical problems prevent the continuation of an already running auction the following shall apply:

All winning bids that were made before the arising of the technical problems shall remain valid.
All items from a weekly auction which have not yet been auctioned off shall be auctioned off at a later point in time.
If a special auction is affected, the auction shall be continued at a later point in time. All persons who were in the auction room at the time that the auction was suspended or have used communication means such as letter, fax, telephone, email or the user account on Auctionata's website shall be notified of the new time for the auction in writing via email and the time for the new auction shall be published one week in advance on the websitewww.auctionata.com or any other website operated by Auctionata.

5. User account

5.1 A user account can be set up free of charge and does not oblige the user to participate in an auction. No entitlement to a user account shall exist. A user account allows a customer to submit simultaneously bids in an Auction via the internet. Additionally, it allows a customer to submit online absentee bids via the internet.

5.2 In order to set up a user account, the following data must be provided truthfully by the customer:

Surname, First Name
Email address
Residential address (or deviating shipping address)
Telephone number

Every change of the above mentioned data has to be reported without request via email, fax, letter or by telephone to Auctionata. The user account for a legal identity has to be registered by its legal representative. The user account is personal which means that only individuals are allowed to create the user account and only the registered person is allowed to use it. The user account is not transferrable.

5.3 The customer must specify a password for his user account. The password must be kept secret and reasonable measures must be taken to prevent non-authorized use.

5.4 If there are indications that a customer is infringing laws, rights of third parties or Auctionata's General Terms and Conditions, Auctionata shall be entitled to temporarily block the user account or to delete it permanently. The above shall also apply even in the event that Auctionata has another legitimate interest in the deletion of the user account. This shall be the case particularly if fraudulent activities have taken place. In the event that the user account has been blocked or deleted, the respective owner is prohibited from using Auctionata's services via a user account. In particular, this includes setting up and using a new user account.

5.5 A client may have deleted his user account at any time by asking Auctionata's Customer Service Division to delete it. The Customer Service Division shall delete the data within three working days.

5.6 During the live auction, the current high bidder will be shown to the auction audience. Visible will be the country of residence, the bidding paddle number and the first name of the user. The first name will be anonymized upon request of the user.

6. Verification

6.1 Before the participation in an auction, Auctionata verifies the persons who want to participate in it. Auctionata is therefore entitled to verify the identity of a customer before his participation in an auction. Customers are verified, if their identity has been proven towards Auctionata. This is especially the case, if:

Customers have concluded a consignment agreement with Auctionata,
Customers have already purchased goods in the Online Shop and have paid and accepted the items or have picked up items subject to the presentation of an ID,
Customers are personally known to Auctionata,
Customers have been verified by means of a copy of an ID, via credit card, via a credit agency or via the provision of security and/or bank information and, as required, also can document their credit reference.

6.2 Auctionata is entitled at any time to make each bidding process dependent upon the provision of security, bank information, information from a credit agency or via the blocking of a certain volume of the credit card limit.

7. Formation of the purchase agreement

7.1 Each bid relating to an item constitutes an offer to enter into a purchase agreement and is therefore legally binding. The purchase agreement concerning an item offered shall be formed and binding when the winning bid is accepted. Placing the winning bid shall oblige the customer to pay the purchase price and to accept the item.

7.2 In order to be effective, bids must correspond with the bidding increments stipulated by Auctionata. The increments specified by Auctionata in the bidding increments table shall form an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions. If a bid does not correspond with the increments specified by Auctionata in the bidding increments table, Auctionata shall be entitled to round down the bid to the next lowest bidding increment for it to be effective.

7.3 The priority principle shall apply when considering bids, i.e. if there are two bids of equal value, the earlier bid will always be considered. If two bids of equal value are placed at the same time, lots will be drawn to decide which bid has priority.

7.4 Auctionata shall be entitled to overturn a winning bid after it has been accepted and to continue the auction of the item if there is doubt as to the identity of the offer or, or other doubt concerning the winning bid. If it is established after the winning bid has been accepted that the purchase agreement with the highest bidder is to be rescinded because he or she is not able to pay for the auctioned item, Auctionata shall be entitled at its own discretion to offer the goods to the underbidder in writing at the last price offered by him or her (email shall suffice). Auctionata shall be bound by the offer for five days. The offer must be accepted in writing by fax, email, letter or by telephone.

7.5 The winning bid will be accepted after the auctioneer has said: "Going once for …, going twice for …, going three times for …, sold!" The auctioneer will state the current purchase price each time. The auctioneer will accept the winning bid if no higher bid has been placed after the highest bid has been announced three times.

7.6 Auctionata is entitled at its own discretion to reject bids from a bidder during the auction where it has reasons to presume a lack of seriousness, and to ask bidders to pay for the items they have already purchased or to pay a deposit before allowing them to bid on other items.

7.7 The bidder bids and purchases in his own name and for his own account. He or she may be represented by a representative, however, after giving notice in writing (email, fax or letter).

7.8 The items will be offered and auctioned in their condition when the winning bid is accepted.

7.9 Auctionata shall be entitled to accept the winning bid under reserve, if the highest bid on an item is below the item's minimum selling price agreed on with its consignor ("limit agreement"). In the case of placing the winning bid under reserve, the validity of the purchase agreement (cf. Clause 7.1 of the Terms and Conditions) is dependent on the condition that the consignor approves the sale at hammer price within a period of 8 (eight) days after the auction. If the consignor does not approve the sale at hammer price within the aforementioned period, a valid purchase agreement has not been established. In this case, the highest bidder will be notified. If a limit agreement has been concluded on an item, Auctionata will mark the item on the product page with the text note "limit agreement".

8. Prices

8.1 On top of the purchase price determined by the winning bid, Auctionata will charge the buyer's premium, contribution to the resale royalty right (where applicable), shipping and shipping insurance costs and for any additional services statutory VAT. Therefore, bids placed for items during an auction shall always relate to a price excluding the buyer's premium, contribution to the resale royalty right, shipping and shipping insurance costs and statutory VAT. The same applies to the prices stated in the auction catalog. Further information about the purchase price can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply.

8.2 Further information about shipping and shipping insurance costs can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply. These costs shall not apply if collection of the goods has been agreed to in writing (email shall suffice) with Auctionata in exceptional cases.

Deliveries to non-EU countries are subject to additional custom duties and import tax. Further Information to custom duties and import tax can for example be found here:

http://www.zoll.de/DE/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=BA5864B4CA08BA56593274FD649E3105

8.3 The contribution to the resale royalty right refers to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in case of the resale of fine arts and photographs in the art market. The goods affected will be labeled accordingly in the auction catalog. Further information about the contribution to the resale royalty right can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply.

9. Taxation

4.1 As a rule, value-added tax will be applied using the "taxation on the margin" scheme pursuant to Section 25a German Value-Added Tax Act (UStG) (margin scheme re Articles 313, 326 or 333 of the EC VAT Directive 2006/112/EC). In other words, the legally mandated rate of VAT will be applied only to the following components of the "purchase price" as defined under Clause 3.1: the buyer's premium, the resale rights tax, and the costs of shipping/transport insurance. "Taxation on the margin" is a special type of tax treatment provided by law for commerce in used merchandise. In this case, the amount of VAT will not be separately itemized on the invoice. Thus, no deduction of input tax will be possible.

4.2 The Buyer may explicitly request that, in deviation from Clause 4.1, VAT be applied to the invoice in the standard manner. The amount of VAT due will then be assessed based on the total invoice amount and separately itemized on the invoice. Deduction of input tax will be possible in this case.

4.3 Taxation on the margin pursuant to Clause 4.1 above may not be applied to goods marked as subject to "standard taxation" in the Online Shop (i.e. goods consigned subject to standard VAT, goods imported from a non-EU country from a tax perspective). In this case, the legally mandated rate of VAT will be included in the invoiced price.

4.4 For deliveries to the rest of the Community Territory of the EU (intra-Community deliveries), businesses may request a VAT-exempt invoice pursuant to Section 6a German Value-Added Tax Act (UStG) by providing their VAT ID number to prove their commercial status.

4.5. For deliveries outside the European Union (export deliveries to a Non-EU Country from a tax perspective), the Buyer may request the issuance of a VAT-exempt invoice in accordance with Section 6 German Value-Added Tax Act (UStG). The purchaser will be responsible for paying tax and customs duties on the delivered goods in accordance with local regulations in the destination country.

10. Warranty; condition

10.1 The warranty period for consumers will be two years from the date of delivery of the item. For business owners and for purchasers of a used item, the warranty period will be one year from the date of delivery of the item.

10.2 An item's auction catalogue description will define the characteristics contractually agreed for that item insofar as the catalogue description relates to the item's authorship, manufacturer, date of manufacture/creation, technique of fabrication or affixed signature. The information provided on the item's provenance, by contrast, will be expressly excluded from the contractually agreed characteristics. If an announcement made in connection with an auction contains representations regarding an item's authorship, manufacturer, date of manufacture/creation, technique of fabrication and/or affixed signature and these representations deviate from the corresponding catalogue description, then the announcement will prevail in this regard. If, during an auction, the auctioneer makes oral representations regarding an item's authorship, manufacturer, date of manufacture/creation, technique of fabrication and/or affixed signature and said representations deviate from the corresponding catalogue description, then the auction catalogue will invariably prevail. If, during an auction, an expert not employed by Auctionata makes oral representations regarding a given item, then these are to be regarded as personal opinions/appraisals of the expert for which Auctionata assumes no liability.

10.3 Since items offered at auction are generally used items, their individual condition will specifically include signs of prior usage and other traces of age. Thus, a given item's actual and individual state of conservation - as shown and described in the auction catalogue - will be deemed to form part of its contractually agreed characteristics. Insofar as the auction catalogue describes an item as exhibiting blemishes, damage and/or defects which no longer correspond to the normal condition of a used item and which are likely to fundamentally reduce the value of the item, then this information will also be deemed part of the contractually agreed characteristics, so that no warranty will be assumed in this regard. The prospective purchaser will have the option to view items before an auction in accordance with Clause 3.1.

10.4 Deviations between an item's actual shade of color and the one shown in the auction catalogue, insofar as they result from the photographic techniques used (e.g. lighting and/or sharpness of the image) or from the manner in which the item is pictured in the auction catalogue, will be deemed immaterial and will not represent a defect. This will not apply, however, if the deviation in color is due to negligence on the part of Auctionata.

10.5 If an item's catalogue description explicitly includes a caveat or restriction regarding the reliability of the information provided, then said information will not form part of the agreed characteristics. In this case, the purchaser will purchase the item at his own risk as far as the information in question is concerned. If a catalogue description explicitly refers to an item as a "copy" (e.g. as a "museum copy"), then the item in question will be deemed purchased as a copy and not as an original, thereby precluding any warranty for defects in this regard. If the catalogue description explicitly describes or designates an item as being "of doubtful authenticity", then said item will be deemed purchased not as an original but as an "item of doubtful authenticity", thereby precluding any warranty in this regard. Inasmuch, neither the starting auction price nor the final hammer price of an item can be used to draw inferences about the actual characteristics or authenticity of that item.

10.6 The transaction will be unwound in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations. Accordingly, each Party must first of all return any benefits it has received under the contract. In other words, Auctionata must reimburse the purchaser for the purchase price paid, while the purchaser must return the purchased item(s) to Auctionata. A different procedure will be followed in the event that an item returned by the purchaser has deteriorated or perished in the meantime, whereby deterioration resulting from the item's proper use will be disregarded. In this case, the debtor must,as a rule, pay compensation for the item's value in lieu of returning it (cf. Section 346 Paragraph 2 Number 3 German Civil Code (BGB)). The item's purchase price will be used as the basis for calculating its replacement value. The relevant statutory warranty regulations will also apply in this context; this means, for example, that the purchaser may also demand abatement of the purchase price.

10.7 If, based on the foregoing provisions, a situation arises in which the purchaser is not entitled to any warranty claim, whereas Auctionata is entitled to claims against the consignor, then Auctionata will be obligated to assert its claims against the consignor. If such claims are asserted successfully, the purchaser will be entitled to receive disbursement of the sums recouped up to the amount of the purchase price.

11. The Auctionata Guarantee

11.1 In accordance with the guarantee declaration set forth below in this Clause 11 ("Auctionata Guarantee"), Auctionata guarantees that the descriptions provided in the auction catalogue correspond to the generally recognized state of technical/scientific knowledge publicly available at the time of the item's purchase with respect to the following agreed characteristics:

a) the identity of the artist or manufacturer; and
b) the time of creation or manufacture of the item.

If any of the above elements of an item's catalogue description are provided subject to a caveat, or are identified as having been determined by external experts not employed by Auctionata, or are missing from the catalogue description altogether, then the information in question will not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee. The Auctionata Guarantee applies only to the information referenced above under a) and b), but not to any other information, e.g. regarding the item's provenance, technique of fabrication, serial classification, numbering or edition.

11.2 If a catalogue description explicitly refers to an item as a "copy" (e.g. as a "museum copy"), then the item in question will be deemed purchased as a copy and not as an original, and will thus not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee in this respect. Likewise, if the catalogue description explicitly describes or designates an item as being "of doubtful authenticity", then said item will be deemed purchased not as an original but as an "item of doubtful authenticity" and will thus not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee in this respect.

11.3 The Auctionata Guarantee will apply for a period of 25 years from the time of handover of the purchased item. After this deadline, all claims under the Auctionata Guarantee will lapse. The purchaser must notify Auctionata in writing about any warranty claim within 6 months of the claim's discovery, while also providing legitimate grounds for the claim along with reliable, supporting documents or a reputable expert opinion. If he fails to comply with the foregoing, the purchaser will lose recourse to the rights granted under the Auctionata Guarantee.

11.4 In the event of a dispute between Auctionata and the purchaser about whether or not a guarantee event has occurred, an expert arbitrator will decide the dispute. Legal action may not be initiated over a dispute - nor any related claims asserted - until after the expert arbitrator has issued his opinion or, in the case of legal proceedings in accordance with Section 319 German Civil Code (BGB) German Civil Code), until after said proceedings have been concluded in a conclusive, non-appealable manner. Either Party will be entitled to make a written request for the appointment of an expert arbitrator, whereupon the Parties will have 4 weeks to agree on who will serve as arbitrator. If the Parties fail to reach agreement within this time, either Party will be free to make a written demand that the expert arbitrator be appointed by the Bundesverband der Kunstsachverständigen e.V (German Federation of Art Experts) or by some comparable organization. The expert arbitrator must be a publicly appointed and sworn expert in the field of fine art. The arbitrator must be independent and impartial. The arbitration opinion must be prepared in writing. The sole decision-making benchmark to be applied by the arbitrator is the generally recognized state of technical/scientific knowledge in the relevant area of expertise that was publicly available at the time the items under dispute were purchased. The Parties will present their arguments in oral hearings before the arbitrator insofar such hearings are ordered by the arbitrator or requested by both Parties. In all other respects, the arbitrator will define the arbitration procedures to be followed at his discretion. The findings and decisions of the expert arbitrator will be binding on both Parties. A judicial review will take place only in the context of Section 319 German Civil Code (BGB). The arbitration opinion must be issued in writing along with supporting reasoning. This supporting reasoning must include the key assumptions upon which the expert based his evaluation. If the arbitration opinion upholds the purchaser's side in the dispute, Auctionata will bear the costs and expenditures associated with the arbitrator. If the arbitration opinion does not uphold the purchaser's side in the dispute, the purchaser will bear the costs and expenditures associated with the arbitrator. If the expert arbitrator is unable to reach a decision (or unable to decide with near certainty) as to whether or not a guarantee event has occurred, then the guarantee event will be deemed inexistent. In this case, the costs of the arbitrator will be shared equally between the Parties. In all other respects, each Party will bear any sundry costs that it incurs. Thus, own costs incurred in connection with the arbitration opinion, such as attorney's fees, will be borne by the respective Party.

11.5 If Auctionata acknowledges the warranty event, or if the purchaser prevails in the dispute as a result of the arbitration opinion, Auctionata will be obligated to unwind the purchase transaction in accordance with Section 346 et seqq. German Civil Code (BGB) within a period of 6 months. The Auctionata Guarantee will not entitle the purchaser to assert any further claims, particularly claims for damages or expense reimbursement.

11.6 The Auctionata Guarantee is highly personal in nature; i.e. it is not assignable, either contractually or statutorily, and will not pass to the purchaser's legal successors (if any) by way of universal succession.

11.7 The Auctionata Guarantee will in no way prejudice the purchaser's statutory warranty rights in the event of defects. Thus, the rights granted under the Guarantee will exist alongside the warranty rights of the purchaser without in any way limiting the latter. The Auctionata Guarantee will apply to all customers of Auctionata worldwide. The legal guarantor in this context will be Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, 10719 Berlin, Germany.

12. Catalogue descriptions

For purposes of Auctionata's liability pursuant to Clauses 10 and 11 herein, the following definition of terms will apply with respect to the attribution data provided in the catalogue:

a) "Attributed to": Although Auctionata and/or at least one recognized, external expert believe(s) this to be a work by the artist's own hand, Auctionata - despite its well-founded presumption - cannot definitively warrant that this is the case for specific reasons: e.g. because there is an opposing view in the expert community, or because attribution is not conclusively provable or is rendered difficult due to special circumstances.

b) "Workshop of": Although the work comes from the workshop of the artist, and is thus directly influenced by him, it does not come from the hand of the artist himself, but from another hand.

c) "Circle of": Although the work was directly and clearly influenced by the artist and was created during, or shortly after, the artist's lifetime, it does not come from the hand of the artist himself, but from another hand.

d) "Disciple of": Although the work was influenced by the artist, it was probably created without any direct or indirect contact with the artist himself. Thus, it comes from the hand of a "disciple" - either a contemporary of the artist or someone living in a later period - whose aim was to imitate the artist's original style.

e) "School": The work cannot be attributed to any particular artist. It can, however, be attributed to a particular artistic milieu, geographical area, and/or epoch (e.g. "Dutch School of the 17th Century").

f) "Period" or "century": The work cannot be attributed to any particular artist. It can, however, be attributed to the specified historical period or specified century.

g) "In the style of", "in the fashion of ", "in the manner of", "in the genre of": Although the work was created in the style of the specified artist or period, it definitely comes from the hand of a different artist and from a different period.

h) "Signed": The term "signed" merely refers to a characteristic of the work and makes no claim as to its purported attribution or authenticity.

i) "After": The work is a copy of a particular work. The original is known and was created by a known hand, whilst the copy comes from a different hand.

13. Liability beside purchase law

Auctionata shall only be liable in cases of intention and gross negligence; the aforementioned shall not apply in the event that express guarantees are assumed (figure 11), or in the event of damages resulting from injury to life, body or health, or in the event of mandatory legal provisions. In the event that significant contractual obligations are breached, or in the event of debtor's delay or impossibility of payment or performance for which Auctionata is responsible, Auctionata shall be liable for each case of culpable conduct, however. Liability for compensation of indirect damage, and particularly for lost profit, shall only arise in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of legal representatives, managers or other vicarious agents of Auctionata. The amount of Auctionata's liability shall be limited to the damage typically foreseeable at the time of entering into the agreement, except in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of legal representatives, managers or other vicarious agents of Auctionata.

14. Retention of title

The items shall remain the property of the respective Consignor until they are paid for in full. To protect the consignor, the items will not be shipped until payment has been received in full (receipt of payment).

15. Terms of payment

15.1 The purchase price for the items purchased is to be paid in advance. The customer must pay the purchase price immediately upon receipt of the invoice in PDF format. Payment on delivery is excluded. The customer may effect payment by bank transfer, PayPal or credit card. Auctionata shall not charge any fees for this.

15.2 A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (BGB) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the purchase price of Buyers who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank) plus the statutory VAT. For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate plus the statutory VAT. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

15.3 If the purchaser delays in making payment, Auctionata may withdraw wholly or partially from the agreement in accordance with the statutory provisions after granting an extension period of seven days, and demand damages (Section 325 of the German Civil Code (BGB)), which may include, specifically, storage costs, the buyer's premium as well as the seller´s premium.

15.4 The purchaser shall be deemed in default with acceptance of the item if he or she does not accept the item after two delivery attempts, or does not collect the item from the deliverer after it is deposited within the statutory period set by the deliverer, or does not collect the item from Auctionata or the deliverer on the agreed date two times in succession.

In the event of a delay in acceptance, Auctionata may wholly or partially withdraw from the agreement in accordance with the statutory provisions. When rescinding the purchase price payment transaction, Auctionata may offset the amount against any entitlement to compensation. This may include, in particular, the expenses incurred through default and through the reduction of the proceeds in the event that the item is auctioned again, and the auction fees associated with this.

When rescinding the purchase price payment transaction, the purchaser must provide his valid bank account details to Auctionata. If he or she fails to comply with this request, the amount will be deposited with the court after 90 days have passed at the purchaser's expense.

16. Delivery or collection, delivery periods, damage during shipping

16.1 Unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing, Auctionata will ship the sold items to the purchaser and the purchaser will pay the costs of shipping and shipping insurance in accordance with figure 8.2.

16.2 If agreed expressly in writing (by letter, fax or email) in individual cases, the purchaser can also collect the items from Auctionata in Berlin or from the Consignor at its own expense and risk on request and by appointment.

Collection is only possible if the items have been paid for in advance. The day on which the money arrives in Auctionata's account shall be determinative. Cash payment upon collection is not possible. Upon collection, the purchaser must prove his identity by showing his identity document, which will be copied. If the purchaser sends a representative to collect the item, he or she must announce this by letter, fax or email. In this case, the representative must also prove his identity. The item must be collected at the agreed time. If the purchaser culpably fails to uphold the appointment, default of acceptance in accordance with figure 14.4 shall apply.

16.3 Auctionata will only ship the items when they have been paid for in full (receipt of payment). The delivery period shall be 14 days after receipt of payment in the case of deliveries within the EU, and 21 days for deliveries to countries outside the EU. Delivery periods can be postponed, especially in case of goods which are related to the protection of species and cultural assets, because of official requirements for the ex- and import (for example export and import licenses). Auctionata shall not be liable for delays based on aforementioned circumstances. It is at the expense of a buyer, if a successful delivery to the buyer is not possible due to import regulations. This means that the buyer has to ensure before the conclusion of a purchase agreement with Auctionata that import regulations do not interfere a successful delivery.

16.4 If the purchaser is a business entity, shipping will take place at its own risk; for consumers, the statutory provisions shall apply, i.e. under no circumstances shall the consumer bear the risk of conveyance during shipping.

16.5 If, immediately upon receipt of the item, it should be discovered that the item has suffered severe damage during shipping, the customer should retain the packaging as evidence, since otherwise proving that the damage occurred during transit is considerably more difficult for Auctionata or may even be impossible. Please contact us immediately in such a case.

17. Exemptions from liability

17.1 Auctionata shall not be liable for the timely and correct submission of orders, bids and messages to Auctionata. Auctionata shall not, therefore, be held liable for the provision of a free telephone line and a functioning fax and Internet connection. Auctionata shall assume no liability whatsoever for the permanent availability of the Auctionata website.

17.2 Auctionata occasionally has to limit the operation of its website in order to perform maintenance work on the system or where this is required in order to perform technical security measures. During these times it is may be that the website of Auctionata is not accessible.

17.3 Auctionata accepts no liability should the website of Auctionata be limited in its functionality or destroyed through force majeure, strike, system malfunction or other external factors. Auctionata shall not be liable for loss or damage incurred through the lack of usability or inaccessibility of the website of Auctionata.

17.4 Auctionata accepts no liability for the unauthorised access of third persons to person details of Consignors (e.g. by hackers) unless Auctionata wilfully or through gross negligence failed to protect the data against access.

18. Data protection

Auctionata's privacy statement shall apply.

19. Amendments to the terms and conditions and final provisions

19.1 Auctionata reserves the right to amend the provisions of these terms and conditions with future effect at any time without citing reasons. Auctionata will announce such amendments on its www.auctionata.com website or by email. The amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted if the customer does not object to them within two weeks of receiving notice, or if he or she makes use of Auctionata's services again after the agreement has been amended. Auctionata shall present these terms and conditions to every customer before every Auction, so that amendments can be acknowledged before the conclusion of an agreement. If a customer objects to the amendment, Auctionata shall be entitled to terminate the agreement with the customer.

19.2 Third parties may enter into this agreement in place of Auctionata and wholly or partially assume the resulting rights and obligations subject to six weeks' prior notice. The customer hereby consents to this in advance.

19.3 The place of performance for all of Auctionata's performance obligations that are derived from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be the commercial residence of Auctionata Beteiligungs AG in Berlin (Germany) if the contractual partner is an business person. The statutory provisions of the place of performance shall apply to consumers.

19.4 The legal venue for all claims arising from the disputes from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be - insofar as the contractual parties are business persons, legal persons under public law or special foundations under public law - the commercial residence of Auctionata in Berlin (Germany). However, Auctionata may also alternatively take legal action against the contractual partner at his general or any other permissible legal venue. This shall not be valid if mandatory legal directives prescribe another legal venue.

19.5 The law of German Federal Republic shall apply exclusively, with the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (see also Article 2b CISC regarding auctions) for the contractual agreement and the resulting claims, regardless of the type and against whom they are asserted. This shall also apply to transactions against national borders.

19.6 Should one or more of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions be or become wholly or partly ineffective or should the Terms and Conditions be found to contain omissions, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The parties undertake, in such cases, to replace the wholly or partly ineffective provision with one which.

19.7 We save the text of the sales contract and send you the ordering information per email Access to the Terms and Conditions is given on the website at any time. Further, a printed version of the Terms and Conditions can be downloaded in PDF format. The ordering information is not accessible via the internet due to security reasons.

B. General Terms and Conditions - Online Shop

1. General provisions

1.1 All offers, purchase agreements, deliveries and services based on orders by our customers through the www.auctionata.com website or any other website operated by Auctionata (hereinafter "Online Shop") shall be governed by these General Terms and Conditions.

1.2 In the Online Shop, Auctionata sells items on consignment, i.e. Auctionata assumes the role of seller for the owner of the items (hereinafter "Consignor") by selling items in its own name on behalf of the owner ("Commission-based Transaction").

1.3 As a general rule, items are purchased using a shopping basket system. Our customers shall have no entitlement to purchase particular items presented in the Online Shop because the items are presented subject to the proviso that an owner may withdraw his items. An owner has the right to withdraw his items until the formation of the purchase agreement via the shopping basket system.

1.4 Our offerings are intended merely for consumers and business persons who have turned 18 years of age, i.e. only for adults. In the event that the customer only then becomes an adult after turning 18 years of age in the country where he resides, then the customer may only then register when he is considered to be an adult in the country where he resides. The offering and sale of alcohol are directed solely to persons who have reached the age required under law at their residence for the purchase of alcohol. The handover of bought alcohol happens only, if the recipient shows the proof of the age required under law before the handover.

1.5 Auctionata reserves the right to exclude customers from shopping in Online Shop, if their residence/delivery address is located in a country in which the goods that are being offered cannot be imported and Auctionata has knowledge of this and if doubt exists about the customer's identity or his creditworthiness.

1.6 Auctionata reserves the right to limit the number of goods, which a customer may acquire. Thus, for example, it may be demanded that acquired goods must be paid for before the customer may continue to bid or buy.

1.7 The customer's general terms and conditions shall not apply, even if Auctionata has not expressly rejected these in individual cases.

1.8 Auctionata may employ third parties as vicarious agents for the purpose of fulfilling the Agreement. The customer hereby consents to this in advance.

1.9 Employees of Auctionata are allowed to buy items in the Online Shop.

2. Formation of the purchase agreement

2.1 As a general rule, items are purchased using a shopping basket system. An ordering via the shopping basket constitutes a binding offer from the customer to enter into a purchase agreement. The purchase agreement shall be formed when Auctionata sends the customer an order confirmation by an automatically send email. If this does not happen, the customer's offer shall be deemed to have been rejected.

2.2 If Auctionata permits the customer to submit a counter offer (proposed price) for an item, which may be lower than the sales price stated in the online shop, Auctionata will pass this on to the deliverer so that he or she can authorize the sale; no sale can take place without his consent. The customer shall be bound to his offer for five days. If several proposed prices are received, only the highest proposed price will be passed on. If Auctionata receives the Consignor's consent within the 5-day period, Auctionata will send the customer an order confirmation by email and a purchase agreement shall be formed as a result. At the same time, the purchased item will be labeled as sold in the online shop. If the Consignor does not declare his consent within the 5-day period, no purchase agreement shall be formed. The counter offer (proposed price) shall cease to be valid if a third party purchases the item for the sale price stated in the online shop using the shopping basket system before we have received the Consignor's consent. In this case, the purchase agreement shall be formed with the purchaser who is willing to pay the full price.

2.3 The purchaser shall receive an invoice and the text of the agreement in PDF format together with the order confirmation by email.

2.4 The purchaser may enter into the purchase agreement in German or in English.

3. Prices

3.1 The sales price of the respective items listed in the Online Shop includes the buyer`s premium, the contribution to the resale royalty right (if applicable) and for any additional services statutory VAT. Auctionata charges additionally to the aforementioned sales price the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs (including VAT). Further information about the purchase price can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply.

3.2 Further information about shipping and shipping insurance costs can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply [direct link]. These costs shall not apply if collection of the goods has been agreed to in writing (email shall suffice) with Auctionata in exceptional cases.

Deliveries to non-EU countries are subject to additional custom duties and import tax. Further Information to custom duties and import tax can for example be found here:

http://www.zoll.de/DE/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=BA5864B4CA08BA56593274FD649E3105

3.3 The contribution to the resale royalty right refers to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in case of the resale of fine arts and photographs in the art market. The contribution to the resale royalty right is concluded in the sales price. The goods affected will be labeled accordingly in the Online Shop. Further information about the contribution to the resale royalty right can be found in the List of Fees for Buyers, whereupon the respective current version shall apply.

4. Taxation

4.1 In principle, statutory VAT shall only be payable on the buyer's premium, the contribution to the resale royalty right, shipping and shipping insurance costs because the purchase price according to Clause 4.1 is subject to differential taxation for buyers residing in the EU. Differential taxation is a special form of taxation which is prescribed for the trading of second-hand items where it is not possible to deduct input tax. Thus statutory VAT is not stated.

4.2 By derogation from Clause 4.1, purchasers may request that an invoice is issued subject to standard taxation when purchasing second-hand items. A precondition for this is that the purchaser is entitled to deduct input tax.

4.3 If an item is labeled "RB" in the Online Shop, statutory VAT shall also be payable on the purchase price (a case of so-called "standard taxation").

For entrepreneurs may apply that the statutory VAT on the purchase price omits in the following cases:

From a tax perspective, all countries outside of the EU are considered third-party countries; in this case, no VAT shall be applicable. Where applicable, buyers from third-party countries must then pay customs duties and taxes on the supplied goods on-site. There are also exceptions in this regard. Among others, the Canary Islands are considered to be a third-party country known as the EU Special Zone.

For business persons who have purchased from Auctionata for commercial purposes, the VAT exemption shall likewise apply to deliveries within the EU if the buyer can document by means of his VAT ID No. that he will pay the VAT for the purchase of the item in his home country.

5. Revocation Instruction

Right to revoke

You have the right to revoke this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.

The revocation period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the goods.

To exercise the right to revoke, you must inform us (Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, 10719 Berlin, E-Mail: widerruf@auctionata.com, Fax: +49 30 202 39 21 69, Tel: +49 30 610 80 61 10) of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You may use the attached model revocation form, but it is not obligatory.

To meet the revocation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to revoke before the revocation period has expired.

Effects of revocation

If you revoke this contract, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you chose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us).

We will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to revoke this contract.

We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.

You shall send back the goods or hand them over to us, without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your revocation from this contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.

You will have to bear the direct cost of returning the goods. The cost is estimated at a maximum of approximately 100,00 EUR.

You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods.

End of revocation instruction

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Model revocation form

(If you like to revoke this contract, complete and return this form)

- To Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, 10719 Berlin, E-Mail: widerruf@auctionata.com, Fax: +49 30 202 39 21 69, Tel: +49 30 610 80 61 10:

- I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods [*]/for the provision of the following service [*],

- Ordered on [*]/received on [*],

- Name of consumer(s),

- Address of consumer(s),

- Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),

- Date

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[*] Delete as appropriate.

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6. Warranty; condition

6.1 The warranty period for consumers will be two years from the date of delivery of the item. For business owners and for purchasers of a used item, the warranty period will be one year from the date of delivery of the item.

6.2 An item's product description will define the characteristics contractually agreed for that item insofar as the product description relates to the item's authorship, manufacturer, date of manufacture/creation, technique of fabrication or affixed signature. The information provided on the item's provenance, by contrast, will be expressly excluded from the contractually agreed characteristics.

6.3 Since items offered in the Online Shop are generally used items, their individual condition will specifically include signs of prior usage and other traces of age. Thus, a given item's actual and individual state of conservation - as shown and described in the Online Shop - will be deemed to form part of its contractually agreed characteristics. Insofar as the product catalogue describes an item as exhibiting blemishes, damage and/or defects which no longer correspond to the normal condition of a used item and which are likely to fundamentally reduce the value of the item, then this information will also be deemed part of the contractually agreed characteristics, so that no warranty will be assumed in this regard.

6.4 Deviations between an item's actual shade of color and the one shown on the product page, insofar as they result from the photographic techniques used (e.g. lighting and/or sharpness of the image) or from the manner in which the item is pictured on the product page, will be deemed immaterial and will not represent a defect. This will not apply, however, if the deviation in color is due to negligence on the part of Auctionata.

6.5 If an item's product description explicitly includes a caveat or restriction regarding the reliability of the information provided, then said information will not form part of the agreed characteristics. In this case, the purchaser will purchase the item at his own risk as far as the information in question is concerned. If a product description explicitly refers to an item as a "copy" (e.g. as a "museum copy"), then the item in question will be deemed purchased as a copy and not as an original, thereby precluding any warranty for defects in this regard. If the product description explicitly describes or designates an item as being "of doubtful authenticity", then said item will be deemed purchased not as an original but as an "item of doubtful authenticity", thereby precluding any warranty in this regard.

6.6 If a defect is present, i.e. in the event of deviation from the contractually agreed condition of the item, and if documented written proof of the deficiency is presented within the warranty period in accordance with figure 6.1, the following shall apply to the rescinded transaction:

The transaction will be unwound in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations. Accordingly, each Party must first of all return any benefits it has received under the contract. In other words, Auctionata must reimburse the purchaser for the purchase price paid, while the purchaser must return the purchased item(s) to Auctionata. A different procedure will be followed in the event that an item returned by the purchaser has deteriorated or perished in the meantime, whereby deterioration resulting from the item's proper use will be disregarded. In this case, the debtor must,as a rule, pay compensation for the item's value in lieu of returning it (cf. Section 346 Paragraph 2 Number 3 German Civil Code (BGB)). The item's purchase price will be used as the basis for calculating its replacement value. The relevant statutory warranty regulations will also apply in this context; this means, for example, that the purchaser may also demand abatement of the purchase price.

6.7 If, based on the foregoing provisions, a situation arises in which the purchaser is not entitled to any warranty claim, whereas Auctionata is entitled to claims against the consignor, then Auctionata will be obligated to assert its claims against the consignor. If such claims are asserted successfully, the purchaser will be entitled to receive disbursement of the sums recouped up to the amount of the purchase price.

7. The Auctionata Guarantee

7.1 In accordance with the guarantee declaration set forth below in this Clause 7 ("Auctionata Guarantee"), Auctionata guarantees that the descriptions provided in the product descriptions correspond to the generally recognized state of technical/scientific knowledge publicly available at the time of the item's purchase with respect to the following agreed characteristics:

a) the identity of the artist or manufacturer; and
b) the time of creation or manufacture of the item.

If any of the above elements of an item's product description are provided subject to a caveat, or are identified as having been determined by external experts not employed by Auctionata, or are missing from the product description altogether, then the information in question will not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee. The Auctionata Guarantee applies only to the information referenced above under a) and b), but not to any other information, e.g. regarding the item's provenance, technique of fabrication, serial classification, numbering or edition.

7.2 If a product description explicitly refers to an item as a "copy" (e.g. as a "museum copy"), then the item in question will be deemed purchased as a copy and not as an original, and will thus not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee in this respect. Likewise, if the product description explicitly describes or designates an item as being "of doubtful authenticity", then said item will be deemed purchased not as an original but as an "item of doubtful authenticity" and will thus not be covered by the Auctionata Guarantee in this respect.

7.3 The Auctionata Guarantee will apply for a period of 25 years from the time of handover of the purchased item. After this deadline, all claims under the Auctionata Guarantee will lapse. The purchaser must notify Auctionata in writing about any warranty claim within 6 months of the claim's discovery, while also providing legitimate grounds for the claim along with reliable, supporting documents or a reputable expert opinion. If he fails to comply with the foregoing, the purchaser will lose recourse to the rights granted under the Auctionata Guarantee.

7.4 In the event of a dispute between Auctionata and the purchaser about whether or not a guarantee event has occurred, an expert arbitrator will decide the dispute. Legal action may not be initiated over a dispute - nor any related claims asserted - until after the expert arbitrator has issued his opinion or, in the case of legal proceedings in accordance with Section 319 German Civil Code (BGB), until after said proceedings have been concluded in a conclusive, non-appealable manner. Either Party will be entitled to make a written request for the appointment of an expert arbitrator, whereupon the Parties will have 4 weeks to agree on who will serve as arbitrator. If the Parties fail to reach agreement within this time, either Party will be free to make a written demand that the expert arbitrator be appointed by the Bundesverband der Kunstsachverständigen e.V (German Federation of Art Experts) or by some comparable organization. The expert arbitrator must be a publicly appointed and sworn expert in the field of fine art. The arbitrator must be independent and impartial. The arbitration opinion must be prepared in writing. The sole decision-making benchmark to be applied by the arbitrator is the generally recognized state of technical/scientific knowledge in the relevant area of expertise that was publicly available at the time the items under dispute were purchased. The Parties will present their arguments in oral hearings before the arbitrator insofar such hearings are ordered by the arbitrator or requested by both Parties. In all other respects, the arbitrator will define the arbitration procedures to be followed at his discretion. The findings and decisions of the expert arbitrator will be binding on both Parties. A judicial review will take place only in the context of Section 319 German Civil Code (BGB). The arbitration opinion must be issued in writing along with supporting reasoning. This supporting reasoning must include the key assumptions upon which the expert based his evaluation. If the arbitration opinion upholds the purchaser's side in the dispute, Auctionata will bear the costs and expenditures associated with the arbitrator. If the arbitration opinion does not uphold the purchaser's side in the dispute, the purchaser will bear the costs and expenditures associated with the arbitrator. If the expert arbitrator is unable to reach a decision (or unable to decide with near certainty) as to whether or not a guarantee event has occurred, then the guarantee event will be deemed inexistent. In this case, the costs of the arbitrator will be shared equally between the Parties. In all other respects, each Party will bear any sundry costs that it incurs. Thus, own costs incurred in connection with the arbitration opinion, such as attorney's fees, will be borne by the respective Party.

7.5 If Auctionata acknowledges the warranty event, or if the purchaser prevails in the dispute as a result of the arbitration opinion, Auctionata will be obligated to unwind the purchase transaction in accordance with Section 346 et seqq. German Civil Code (BGB) within a period of 6 months. The Auctionata Guarantee will not entitle the purchaser to assert any further claims, particularly claims for damages or expense reimbursement.

7.6 The Auctionata Guarantee is highly personal in nature; i.e. it is not assignable, either contractually or statutorily, and will not pass to the purchaser's legal successors (if any) by way of universal succession.

7.7 The Auctionata Guarantee will in no way prejudice the purchaser's statutory warranty rights in the event of defects. Thus, the rights granted under the Guarantee will exist alongside the warranty rights of the purchaser without in any way limiting the latter. The Auctionata Guarantee will apply to all customers of Auctionata worldwide. The legal guarantor in this context will be Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, 10719 Berlin, Germany.

8. Product descriptions

For purposes of Auctionata's liability pursuant to Clauses 10 and 11 herein, the following definition of terms will apply with respect to the attribution data provided in the catalogue:

a) "Attributed to": Although Auctionata and/or at least one recognized, external expert believe(s) this to be a work by the artist's own hand, Auctionata - despite its well-founded presumption - cannot definitively warrant that this is the case for specific reasons: e.g. because there is an opposing view in the expert community, or because attribution is not conclusively provable or is rendered difficult due to special circumstances.

b) "Workshop of": Although the work comes from the workshop of the artist, and is thus directly influenced by him, it does not come from the hand of the artist himself, but from another hand.

c) "Circle of": Although the work was directly and clearly influenced by the artist and was created during, or shortly after, the artist's lifetime, it does not come from the hand of the artist himself, but from another hand.

d) "Disciple of": Although the work was influenced by the artist, it was probably created without any direct or indirect contact with the artist himself. Thus, it comes from the hand of a "disciple" - either a contemporary of the artist or someone living in a later period - whose aim was to imitate the artist's original style.

e) "School": The work cannot be attributed to any particular artist. It can, however, be attributed to a particular artistic milieu, geographical area, and/or epoch (e.g. "Dutch School of the 17th Century").

f) "Period" or "century": The work cannot be attributed to any particular artist. It can, however, be attributed to the specified historical period or specified century.

g) "In the style of", "in the fashion of ", "in the manner of", "in the genre of": Although the work was created in the style of the specified artist or period, it definitely comes from the hand of a different artist and from a different period.

h) "Signed": The term "signed" merely refers to a characteristic of the work and makes no claim as to its purported attribution or authenticity.

i) "After": The work is a copy of a particular work. The original is known and was created by a known hand, whilst the copy comes from a different hand.

9. Liability beside purchase law

Auctionata shall only be liable in cases of intention and gross negligence; the aforementioned shall not apply in the event that express guarantees are assumed (Clause 7), or in the event of damages resulting from injury to life, body or health, or in the event of mandatory legal provisions. In the event that significant contractual obligations are breached, or in the event of debtor's delay or impossibility of payment or performance for which Auctionata is responsible, Auctionata shall be liable for each case of culpable conduct, however. Liability for compensation of indirect damage, and particularly for lost profit, shall only arise in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of legal representatives, managers or other vicarious agents of Auctionata. The amount of Auctionata's liability shall be limited to the damage typically foreseeable at the time of entering into the agreement, except in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of legal representatives, managers or other vicarious agents of Auctionata.

10. Retention of title

The items shall remain the property of the respective Consignor until they are paid for in full.

11. Terms of payment

11.1 The purchase price for the items purchased is to be paid according to the customer´s choice in advance or on account. For each order, Auctionata reserves the right to do not offer certain types of payments and to refer to different types of payment. A right to a certain payment shall not exist. In case of payment in advance, the customer must pay the purchase price immediately upon receipt of the invoice in PDF format. In case of payment on account, the purchase price shall be due for payment 21 days after the receipt of the written invoice. Payment on delivery is excluded. The customer may effect payment by bank transfer, PayPal or credit card (the credit card account will be debited on the following day after the ordering). Auctionata shall not charge any fees for this.

11.2 A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (BGB) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the purchase price of Buyers who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank) plus the statutory VAT. For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate plus the statutory VAT. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

11.3 If the purchaser delays in making payment, Auctionata may withdraw wholly or partially from the agreement in accordance with the statutory provisions after granting an extension period of seven days, and demand damages (Section 325 of the German Civil Code (BGB)), which may include, specifically, storage costs and the buyer's premium.

11.4 The purchaser shall be deemed in default with acceptance of the item if he or she does not accept the item after two delivery attempts, or does not collect the item from the deliverer after it is deposited within the statutory period set by the deliverer, or does not collect the item from Auctionata or the deliverer on the agreed date two times in succession.

In the event of a delay in acceptance, Auctionata may wholly or partially withdraw from the agreement in accordance with the statutory provisions. When rescinding the purchase price payment transaction, Auctionata may offset the amount against any entitlement to compensation. This may include, in particular, the expenses incurred through default and through the reduction of the proceeds in the event that the item is auctioned again, and the auction fees associated with this.

When rescinding the purchase price payment transaction, the purchaser must provide his valid bank account details to Auctionata. If he or she fails to comply with this request, the amount will be deposited with the court after 90 days have passed at the purchaser's expense.

12. Delivery or collection, delivery periods, damage during shipping

12.1 Unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing, Auctionata will ship the sold items to the purchaser and the purchaser will pay the costs of shipping and shipping insurance in accordance with figure 4.2.

12.2 If agreed expressly in writing (by letter, fax or email) in individual cases, the purchaser can also collect the items from Auctionata in Berlin or from the Consignor at its own expense and risk on request and by appointment.

12.3 At the purchase "cash with order" Auctionata will only ship the items when they have been paid for in full (receipt of payment). The delivery period shall be 14 days after receipt of payment in the case of deliveries within the EU, and 21 days for deliveries to countries outside the EU. Delivery periods can be postponed, especially in case of goods which are related to the protection of species and cultural assets, because of official requirements for the ex- and import (for example export and import licenses). Auctionata shall not be liable for delays based on aforementioned circumstances. It is at the expense of a buyer, if a successful delivery to the buyer is not possible due to import regulations. This means that the buyer has to ensure before the conclusion of a purchase agreement with Auctionata that import regulations do not interfere a successful delivery.

12.4 If the purchaser is a business entity, shipping will take place at its own risk; for consumers, the statutory provisions shall apply, i.e. under no circumstances shall the consumer bear the risk of conveyance during shipping.

12.5 If, immediately upon receipt of the item, it should be discovered that the item has suffered severe damage during shipping, the customer should retain the packaging as evidence, since otherwise proving that the damage occurred during transit is considerably more difficult for Auctionata or may even be impossible. Please contact us immediately in such a case.

13. Exemptions from liability

13.1 Auctionata offers no guarantees that the Online Shop will be permanently available.

13.2 Auctionata occasionally has to limit the operation of its website in order to perform maintenance work on the system or where this is required in order to perform technical security measures. During these times it is may be that the website of Auctionata is not accessible.

13.3 Auctionata accepts no liability should the website of Auctionata be limited in its functionality or destroyed through force majeure, strike, system malfunction or other external factors. Auctionata shall not be liable for loss or damage incurred through the lack of usability or inaccessibility of the website of Auctionata.

13.4 Auctionata accepts no liability for the unauthorised access of third persons to person details of Consignors (e.g. by hackers) unless Auctionata wilfully or through gross negligence failed to protect the data against access.

14. Data protection

Auctionata's privacy statement shall apply.

15. Amendments to the terms and conditions and final provisions

15.1 Auctionata reserves the right to amend the provisions of these terms and conditions with future effect at any time without citing reasons. Auctionata will announce such amendments on its www.auctionata.com website or by email. The amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted if the customer does not object to them within two weeks of receiving notice, or if he or she makes use of Auctionata's services again after the agreement has been amended. Auctionata shall present these terms and conditions to every customer before every auction, so that amendments can be acknowledged before the conclusion of an agreement. If a customer objects to the amendment, Auctionata shall be entitled to terminate the agreement with the customer.

15.2 Third parties may enter into this agreement in place of Auctionata and wholly or partially assume the resulting rights and obligations subject to six weeks' prior notice. The customer hereby consents to this in advance.

15.3 The place of performance for all of Auctionata's performance obligations that are derived from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be the commercial residence of Auctionata Beteiligungs AG in Berlin (Germany) if the contractual partner is a business person. The statutory provisions of the place of performance shall apply to consumers.

15.4 The legal venue for all claims arising from the disputes from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be - insofar as the contractual parties are business persons, legal persons under public law or special foundations under public law - the commercial residence of Auctionata in Berlin (Germany). However, Auctionata may also alternatively take legal action against the contractual partner at his general or any other permissible legal venue. This shall not be valid if mandatory legal directives prescribe another legal venue.

15.5 The law of German Federal Republic shall apply exclusively, with the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (see also Article 2b CISC regarding auctions) for the contractual agreement and the resulting claims, regardless of the type and against whom they are asserted. This shall also apply to transactions against national borders.

15.6 Should one or more of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions be or become wholly or partly ineffective or should the Terms and Conditions be found to contain omissions, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The parties undertake, in such cases, to replace the wholly or partly ineffective provision with one which is effective and whose economic purpose most closely reflects that of the ineffective provision.

15.7 We save the text of the sales contract and send you the ordering information per email Access to the Terms and Conditions is given on the website at any time. Further, a printed version of the Terms and Conditions can be downloaded in PDF format. The ordering information is not accessible via the internet due to security reasons.

C. Terms and conditions for obtaining a valuation

1. General provisions

The following provisions shall apply to every valuation request, free valuation, valuation in return for remuneration and other act/service in connection with a valuation through the www.auctionata.com website (hereinafter "Website"). Auctionata will treat every valuation request with the utmost discretion. Auctionata shall be entitled to make use of the services of third parties for contractual fulfillment.

2. Conclusion of the agreement; number of free valuations

2.1 A free valuation can be requested using a form on the website or by sending an email to schaetzung@auctionata.com. If the form on the website is used, the customer can choose between "Valuation with photos" and "Valuation without photos". Before submitting the valuation request, in both cases the customer must enter a brief description and the customer's contact details, and must agree to these terms and conditions and the privacy statement.

2.2 Once the valuation request has been received, the customer will receive an email in which Auctionata confirms or rejects the request for a valuation or several valuations. If Auctionata accepts the order, an agreement has been formed concerning the preparation of a valuation free of charge. Auctionata reserves the right to reject requests for a valuation, however; under no circumstances shall Auctionata be obliged to accept a request.

2.3 Customers can have a maximum of five items valued free of charge within 12 months. From the sixth item, the customer will receive an offer for a valuation in return for remuneration by email from Auctionata. The interested party must accept this offer by fax, email or letter. Auctionata shall be free to offer individual customers more than five valuations free of charge.

2.4 The valuation shall be free of charge from the sixth item if the valued items are presented to Auctionata for sale by way of a commission-based transaction between the customer and Auctionata within 12 months of the date of valuation. In this case, the costs of each valuation in return for remuneration will be refunded to the customer.

2.5 Submitting a valuation request or entering into an agreement concerning the preparation of a valuation free of charge shall not create a contractual obligation for the customer to enter into a subsequent commission-based transaction with Auctionata; the aforesaid shall also apply in cases of valuation in return for remuneration.

3. Information and photos for the valuation

As a general rule, the experts will prepare the valuations on the basis of the information and photos submitted by the customer. In the event that Auctionata requires additional information and/or additional photos in order to make a valuation, Auctionata will contact the customer and request the information and/or photos. If the customer rejects Auctionata's request, Auctionata shall be entitled to reject the valuation request. In the event that Auctionata considers it necessary to inspect the item, Auctionata will contact the customer to arrange an inspection or to arrange for the item to be sent to Auctionata. If the customer does not consent to an inspection being carried out by Auctionata, Auctionata shall be entitled to reject the valuation request.

4. Valuation number, status query and notification of the valuation

4.1 Auctionata will allocate a valuation number to each valuation request. In the event of a free of charge valuation, the customer will be sent this number by email together with the order confirmation. In the event of a valuation in return for remuneration, the customer will receive the valuation number in the email containing the offer to conclude an agreement. He or she can use this valuation number to query the status of the valuation by replying to the email. The customer will then receive notification of the status of the valuation request by email from Auctionata.

4.2 Finally, the customer will receive a link to the completed valuation on Auctionata's website. When the customer has received the valuation, he or she can decide whether he or she wishes to sell the item through Auctionata ("commission-based transaction"). No right to enter into a commission-based transaction shall exist, however.

5. Object of service and warranty

5.1 A valuation prepared by Auctionata will always include a determined estimation value and brief details of the item (e.g. date, material, size, artist etc.). The Auctionata experts will always make valuations to the best of their knowledge and on the basis of current scientific knowledge. Unless it has been expressly agreed otherwise in writing (email is sufficient) in individual cases and a direct inspection has taken place, the valuations prepared for customers shall always constitute so-called "remote valuations". This means that the Auctionata experts have prepared the catalog description "remotely", i.e. without having inspected the items directly. It follows from this that the valuation constitutes a conditional and provisional arrangement until Auctionata conducts a final direct valuation of the items, and that Auctionata does not, therefore, supply any information about the condition free from any doubt.

5.2 For this reason, every item will be inspected again closely by the Auctionata experts in the event of delivery for sale in the online shop or by Auction. This inspection may lead to a subsequent alteration of the previously determined provisional estimation value. The Consignor will, of course, be notified of this as soon as possible.

5.3 We therefore wish to expressly inform you that the content of a valuation based on a remote valuation is used by the customer at its own risk. Customers should not, therefore, base any far-reaching decisions such as the making of a gift, sale to a third party or similar on the valuation. Auctionata shall assume no warranty for the valuation service(s) provided. Achieving direct or indirect economic success is not the object of the service provided by Auctionata.

6. Remuneration, Maturity and Terms of payment

6.1 The remuneration for obtaining fee-based valuations depends on the current Overview of Fees. The amount of remuneration depends on whether a "remote valuation" or a valuation through direct inspection is commissioned.

6.2 The remuneration for the fee-based valuation is to be paid in advance. The customer must pay the remuneration immediately upon receipt of the invoice. Payment on delivery is excluded. The customer may effect payment by bank transfer, PayPal or credit card. Auctionata shall not charge any fees for this.

6.3 A customer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (BGB) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the purchase price of customers who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank) plus the statutory VAT. For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate plus the statutory VAT. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

7. Liability

Except in cases of intent or gross negligence, liability on the part of Auctionata shall be excluded. This shall also apply in cases of slightly negligent breaches of duty by legal representatives or vicarious agents unless the case involves the culpable violation of material contractual obligations. If there is no intentional breach of contract, the liability for damages shall be limited to the foreseeable, typically occurring damage. Liability for damages resulting from injury to life, body or heath, and liability in accordance with the German law on product liability (ProdHaftG) shall not be affected hereby.

8. Revocation Instruction

Right to revoke

You have the right to revoke this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.

The revocation period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract.

To exercise the right to revoke, you must inform us (Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, D-10719 Berlin, email:widerruf@auctionata.com, Fax: +49 30 202 39 21 69) of your decision to revoke this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You may use the attached model revocation form, but it is not obligatory.

To meet the revocation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to revoke before the revocation period has expired.

If you revoke this contract, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you chose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us).

We will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to revoke this contract.

We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.

If you requested to begin the performance of services during the cancellation period, you shall pay us an amount which is in proportion to what has been performed until you have communicated us your cancellation from this contract, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract

End of revocation instruction

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Model revocation form

(If you like to revoke this contract, complete and return this form)

- To Auctionata Beteiligungs AG, Kurfürstendamm 212, D-10719 Berlin, E-Mail: widerruf@auctionata.com, Fax: +49 30 202 39 21 69:

- I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods [*]/for the provision of the following service [*],

- Ordered on [*]/received on [*],

- Name of consumer(s),

- Address of consumer(s),

- Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),

- Date

_____________________________

[*] Delete as appropriate.

________________________________________________________________________

9. Termination

The agreement concerning the preparation of free of charge valuations may be terminated by either party in writing (including by email) at any time without giving reasons. In the case of valuations in return for remuneration, the customer may terminate the agreement without giving reasons at any time until the valuation is complete. In this case, Auctionata shall be entitled to demand the agreed remuneration for the services provided with regard to the valuation(s) not yet complete.

10. Data protection

Auctionata's privacy statement shall apply.

11. Amendments to the terms and conditions and final provisions

11.1 Auctionata reserves the right to amend the provisions of these terms and conditions with future effect at any time without citing reasons. Auctionata will announce such amendments on its www.auctionata.com website or by email. The amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted if the customer does not object to them within two weeks of receiving notice, or if he or she makes use of Auctionata's services again after the agreement has been amended. Auctionata shall present these terms and conditions to every customer before every Auction, so that amendments can be acknowledged before the conclusion of an agreement. If a customer objects to the amendment, Auctionata shall be entitled to terminate the agreement with the customer.

11.2 Third parties may enter into this agreement in place of Auctionata and wholly or partially assume the resulting rights and obligations subject to six weeks' prior notice. The customer hereby consents to this in advance.

11.3 The place of performance for all of Auctionata's performance obligations that are derived from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be the commercial residence of Auctionata Beteiligungs AG in Berlin (Germany) if the contractual partner is an business person. The statutory provisions of the place of performance shall apply to consumers.

11.4 The legal venue for all claims arising from the disputes from the contractual relationships between the contractual parties shall be - insofar as the contractual parties are business persons, legal persons under public law or special foundations under public law - the commercial residence of Auctionata in Berlin (Germany). However, Auctionata may also alternatively take legal action against the contractual partner at his general or any other permissible legal venue. This shall not be valid if mandatory legal directives prescribe another legal venue.

11.5 The law of German Federal Republic shall apply exclusively for the contractual agreement and the resulting claims, regardless of the type and against whom they are asserted. This shall also apply to transactions against national borders.

11.6 Should one or more of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions be or become wholly or partly ineffective or should the Terms and Conditions be found to contain omissions, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The parties undertake, in such cases, to replace the wholly or partly ineffective provision with one which is effective and whose economic purpose most closely reflects that of the ineffective provision.

D. Glossary

(as of January 2012)

For better comprehension, some terms are defined here in advance which can be found in these Terms and Conditions, in the Privacy Policy, in the Consignment Agreement and in other places. The aforementioned regulations shall always take precedence over the following definitions.

Consumer:
The consumer refers to a natural person who purchases the goods and services for his own purposes.

Business Person/Company:
The business person is a natural or legal person or a partnership which is authorised to undertake legal dealings which/who is acting in the exercising of his/its commercial or independent professional capacity when concluding a business deal.

Verification:
Verification means that Auctionata will examine whether a registered person is actually the person whose identity has been given. For the verification, several options are available which are listed in detail in the Business Terms and Conditions.

Consignor:
The contractual partner delivers used items to Auctionata for auction or sale in the Online Shop. The consignor shall remain the owner of the items until transfer of ownership is made to the buyer. A consignment agreement is concluded.

Supplying:
The surrendering of the items to Auctionata for sale. The contractual agreement concluded between the consignor and Auctionata is called the Consignor Agreement. It involves a commission-based transaction.

Auction:
Auctionata regularly holds auctions on its business premises whereby the goods displayed in the online catalogue are publicly auctioned. The auction is broadcast live via streaming technology on the Internet. Thus, it is possible to personally participate in the public auction live via the Internet by entering the virtual auction room. Thus, it is also possible for bidders to also submit bids by telephone during the auction. Moreover, written purchase orders can be issued to Auctionata and indeed by fax, letter or email and up to one hour prior to the start of the auction.

Auctioneer:
The auctioneer is considered to be the person who conducts the auction, announces the items for bidding and declares the acceptance of the winning bids (knock down). The auctioneer is considered to be the master of the proceedings. Auctionata works only with auctioneers who are certified in Austria or Germany.

Fall of Hammer or Knock Down:
Upon acceptance of the winning bid, namely when the auctioneer hits his gavel on the table (knock down), the purchasing agreement shall be considered to have been concluded. The price obtained in this manner shall be considered to be the hammer price.

Hammer Price:
This is the price which the highest bidder offers in order to receive the acceptance of the winning bid, in other words to acquire the goods. The hammer price does not contain the buyer´s premium and additional ancillary costs.

Bidder:
A bidder is a person who submits a bid (regardless of whether it is in writing, via the Internet or by telephone) during an auction or an Internet auction. In cases of doubt, it must always be assumed that a bidder is bidding in his own name.

Highest Bidder:
The highest bidder is the person who submits the final bid at an auction which is knocked down by the auctioneer.

Low Bidder:
A person who has submitted a bid during an auction directly before the winning bid was issued and who was ultimately outbid by the highest bidder.

Account:
Each bidder requires an account in order to be able to participate in the bidding process in the virtual auction room. As the holder of an Auctionata account, one can log in with a password and must upload a profile photo.

Profile Photo:
The photograph which must be uploaded when an account is set up may depict the person holding the account or also a motif which is appropriate to the account holder. Profile photos may not violate third-party rights.

Purchasing from the Online Shop:
Auctionata shall display goods in the Online Shop which may be purchased immediately at fixed prices. In some cases, customers themselves may recommend a price. The consignor reserves the right to accept or reject this counter offer. Until a price is accepted, the article will remain in the Online Shop and may thus be acquired by a third party at an official sales price.

Catalogue Descriptions:
These are the binding descriptions of the goods which are auctioned off or sold. As an exception, obvious typing errors shall be considered to be non-binding.

Written Auction Announcements:
Written auction announcements are statements issued by the auction house which can be reviewed in written form before the beginning of an auction and are read aloud by the auctioneer. They carry greater weight than the catalogue descriptions because they may possibly contain new information. Before entering the auction room, the written auction announcements must be approved. They will be read aloud to persons bidding by telephone. Bidders who have already submitted bids before the written auction announcements were available for review and who had no opportunity to receive such information shall be contacted by telephone by the auction house before the auction begins and asked whether they want to keep their bid. If they do not wish to do so, it is possible to withdraw the bid upon a free-of-charge basis.

Written Absentee Bids:
Each prospective purchaser is at liberty to submit written purchase orders for the acquisition of items at auctions. These written bids shall be taken into consideration by the respective auctioneer during the auction and must contain at least a starting price and a purchasing limit. Purchase orders must be received in writing by Auctionata by no later than one hour before the auction begins. Purchase orders which are received later may only then be taken into consideration after the auction is over. The prospective buyer may choose whether the purchase order is implemented by a broker or by an auctioneer.

Purchasing Limit:
With regards to a purchase order, a maximum amount must be stated at which the bidder is prepared to acquire the goods. The purchasing limit must be at least the amount of the starting price and will only be exhausted if there is another bidder.

Broker:
The broker is an employee of Auctionata. He shall render bids for customers who bid by telephone. Likewise, upon the respective prospective buyer's request, the broker shall forward purchase orders from the written bidders to the auctioneer during the auction.

Bids by Telephone:
Each prospective buyer shall be at liberty to notify Auctionata in writing that he would like to bid by telephone during the auction. Auctionata shall call the prospective buyer at the telephone number he designates and make it possible for him to participate in the auction by telephone. The conversation shall be conducted by a broker.

Representative:
Each prospective buyer shall be at liberty to commission a person who is not affiliated with Auctionata to bid in his name during an Auction. Insofar as the contractual relationship between the representative and the prospective buyer is not already known to Auctionata, then the contractual relationship must be documented in writing by fax or mail.

Notary:
A notary shall be called in if at least two bids are received of the same amount and at the same time and lots are drawn to decide who has the winning bid. Furthermore, it is the notary's responsibility to review written purchase orders in advance.

Presenter:
The presenter presents the offered item to the auction's audience and reads aloud the catalogue descriptions. In the event that there are deviations between the presenter's oral presentation and the catalogue descriptions or the auction's written announcement, then the written catalogue descriptions shall take precedence. These written catalogue descriptions shall, in turn, be preceded by the auction's written announcement.

Estimated Value:
A valuation is made of the items to be auctioned determines the so-called estimated value. This represents an amount in money which, based upon the professional opinion of our experts, should be obtained during the auction assuming a sufficient number of bidders.

Starting Price:
That is the amount at which the auction will begin.

Fixed Price:
That is the gross purchase price which was agreed for a purchase in the Online Shop. It contains the premium and the applicable VAT. It does not contain the shipping and insurance costs. As a rule, the items are offered for the estimated value in the Online Shop.

Sales Proceeds:
In the event that an auction is held, the sales proceeds comprise the hammer price less all the fees to be paid by the consignor. In the case of a sale of goods in the Online Shop, the proceeds comprise the fixed price less the premium which will be retained by Auctionata and all the fees to be paid by the consignor.

Counter Offer:
Customers may be make the recommendation to the consignor to purchase goods from Auctionata's Online Shop at a lower fixed price. A contractual agreement shall only then be realised when the consignor has approved the offer. The customer shall be bound to his counter offer for seven days. If a third party acquires the goods at the fixed price during this timeframe, the customer's counter offer shall cease to be valid and the purchasing agreement with the third party shall be realised.

Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right:
Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty according to Sec. 26 German Copyright Law (UrhG) applies, that Auctionata remits the resale royalty because of her membership in the AV Kunst for the Consignor. Through this the Consignor gets relieved from his obligation to pay the resale royalty. Auctionata charges the lump-sum contribution according to the membership in the AV Kunst pro rata as a part of the sales price towards the buyer. Auctionata will hold the charged amounts in escrow and properly remit them to the AV Kunst.

Shipping Insurance:
Auctionata shall purchase shipping insurance for the shipment of all goods. In the event that an insurance claim is filed, the buyer shall be credited with the actual payments made and paid out from the Insurance Agreement. The buyer may also demand that the claims against Auctionata's insurance provider be assigned to him and assert these claims himself.

Overview of Fees:
The fees incurred during the implementation of the business relationship between Auctionata on the one hand and the consignors and the buyers on the other hand shall be regulated respectively in a binding Overview of Fees with an Overview of Fees for Consignors and an Overview of Fees for Buyers.

Premium:
The premium is considered to be that fee specified on the Overview of Fees for Buyers which is added to the hammer price during an auction. Furthermore, it concerns each fee which is contained in the price when goods are purchased from a Onlineshop.

Sales Proceeds:
In the event that an auction is held, the sales proceeds comprise the hammer price less all the fees to be paid by the consignor. In the case of a sale of goods in the Onlineshop, the proceeds comprise the fixed price less the premium which will be retained by Auctionata and all the fees to be paid by the consignor.

English Auction:
With this auction form, the price is successively increased by the submission of at least one bid above the starting price. The starting price is set by Auctionata subject to the consignor's approval and, as a rule, is substantially lower than the estimated value in order to create an incentive for bidders. Bids which do not correspond to theincrements specified by the bidding increments table shall be rounded down to the next lower increment. The tabular list of the increments specified by Auctionata constitutes an integral component of these Business Terms and Conditions.

Valuation:
The value of an item which is offered by Auctionata shall be estimated by experts commissioned by Auctionata. Auctionata offers to valuate five items per person and year upon a free-of-charge basis. Beginning with the 6th item, the valuation shall remain free of charge if the valuated items are, subject to Auctionata's approval, made available to Auctionata for sale within one year's time after the date the valuation was made.

Taxation of the Margin:
The purchase price shall be subject to differential taxation for buyers with their commercial residence within the EU. The taxation of the margin concerns a special form of taxation which is intended for the trading of used items for which it is not possible to deduct the input tax.

Standard Taxation:
If the standard taxation (in German language: "Regelbesteuerung": "RB") applies, then VAT shall also become payable on the purchase price of the goods and shall be billed. If an artwork is labelled with the term "Regelbesteuerung" or the abbreviation "RB" in the online catalogue, then the sale shall be subject to standard taxation.
Shipping Terms:
Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense
Buyer's Premium:
The purchase price stated in the auction catalogue ("Starting price") does not include the buyer`s premium inclusive VAT. This is also the case with the hammer price. Thus Auctionata charges the Buyer's Premium additionally.

The amount of the buyer`s premium is calculated as follows:

at a hammer price up to 1.000.000,00 Euro the buyer´s premium is 29.75 % (including VAT); the buyer's premium amounts to 23.8 % (including VAT) of the winning bid for classic cars.

at a hammer price between 1.000.000,01 Euro and 2.000.000,00 Euro the buyer´s premium is 23,80 % (including VAT) for the (partial) amount of 1.000.000,00 Euro and 17,85% (including VAT) for the (partial) amount between 1.000.000,01 Euro and 2.000.000,00 Euro

at a hammer price more than 2.000.000,01 Euro the buyer´s premium is 17.85 % (including VAT) for the (partial) amount of 1.000.000,00 Euro, 17,85% (including VAT) for the (partial) amount between 1.000.000,01 Euro and 2.000.000,00 Euro and 14,28% (including VAT) for the (partial) amount beginning with 2.000.000,01 Euro.

766: Variety of Non-European Arts and Cultures (126 Lots)

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM CET

Live Auction

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Asian Art & Antiques (100)
  Chinese Bowls (3)
  Chinese Boxes (3)
  Chinese Ceramics & Pottery (1)
  Chinese Classical & Modern Drawings (1)
  Chinese - General (1)
  Chinese Glasses & Cups (2)
  Chinese Jars & Ginger Jars (6)
  Chinese Kwan-Yin Statues (1)
  Chinese Men, Women & Children Statues (4)
  Chinese Necklaces & Pendants (1)
  Chinese Paintings (3)
  Chinese Plates (1)
  Chinese Scrolls (1)
  Chinese Seals (2)
  Chinese Statues (5)
  Chinese Animal Statues (1)
  Chinese Buddha Statues (1)
  Chinese Tables (1)
  Chinese Teapots & Tea Sets (2)
  Chinese Vases (11)
  Indian & South Asian - General (1)
  Indian & South Asian Paintings (16)
  Indian & South Asian Sculpture (1)
  Indian & South Asian Vases (1)
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Wosera, Mosquito Mask, Papua New Guinea, c. 1930

Estimate: €1,020 - €1,270

Description: WoodWosera peoples, Papua New Guinea, circa 1930Depicting a bush spirit in the form of a mosquitoSmall wide-set oval eyes long pendant nose, descending from a large brow and foreheadDry varied patina of use with remnants of red pigment Dimensions: 40 x 19 cmObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition:The mask is in a good condition with signs of wear consistent with age and use. There are abrasions and fine fissures. A repair to the lower rim and left eye. Minor loss to the tip of the nose. The dimensions are 40 x 19 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sepik, Group of 5 Wood Pestles, Papua New Guinea, c. 1940

Estimate: €1,300 - €1,620

Description: WoodVarious regions around the Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea, circa 19405 carved pestles used to grind betel nutsPartly with figural and geometric depictions Length: 25 to 50 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection, BrandenburgEnsemble of ornately carved pestles used as utensils for chewing betel nut Pestles such as these were used to soften and mill betel nuts in mortars. When chewed the fruit of the areca palm acts as a natural stimulant, which is very popular in the Sepik region. The peoples from this area create numerous utensils used for the consumption of betel nut, including storing vessels, mortars and pestles. The latter are often elaborately carved and adorned with figural imagery depicting spirits, ancestors or supernatural beings. The pestles are in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age and use. The length ranges from 25 to 50 cm. (tfa) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ritual Mask „Baba“ of the Abelam people, Papua New Guinea

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: WickerworkPartially painted white and with terracottaPapua New GuineaAbelam people, Sepik Province52 x 36 cm (height x width); approx. 90 cm (circumference) This very expressive ritual mask is made of wickerwork and is partially covered with clay and was originally painted white. The nose and ears have been put on and the mouth is indicated by a hole. The ridge of the nose shows remains of some feathers. The eyes are indicated by wicker circles; the pupils are open-worked. A small basket is presented on top.The mask displays age-related traces of use; the terracotta coating and white paint are nearly rubbed off. The measurements are 52 x 36 cm; the circumference is approximately 90 cm. The work is presented on a recently made metal stand. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 Tuff Stone Steles, Vishnu et al., 14th/15th C.

Estimate: €760 - €940

Description: Beige tuff stoneMajapahit, Malay Archipelago, 14th/15th centuryTwo steles with different figures, each on a lotus baseOne stele with two standing, terrifying deities with sharp teethThe other stele depicted the four-armed Vishnu, flanked by two worshipersEach figure with an expressive or meditative countenanceDressed in a long, ornate robes and covered with precious jewelryHeight, each: c. 41 cmProvenance: Collection Ken Baars Condition: The steles are in good, age-related condition with usual signs of wear. Traces of weathering and partly loss of material. The Vishnu stele with a revolving restored breakage. Each height measures c. 41 cm. Vishnu Vishnu is one of the most important divine forms of Hinduism and shows himself in a variety of manifestations. His avatars include Rama and Krishna. In addition, Vishnu is part of the Trimurti, a union of the three cosmic functions of creation, maintenance and destruction, which is illustrated by Vishnu (maintenance), Brahma (creation) and Shiva (destruction). Common attributes of Vishnu include the wheel of dharma (chakra), the conch (sankha), the lotus (padma) as a symbol of wisdom and purity, and the mace (gada). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tall Terracotta Figure, Mystical Beast, Majapahit, 14/15th C.

Estimate: €760 - €940

Description: TerracottaMajapahit, Malay Archipelago, 14th/15th centurySculpture in shape of a mystical beastIn dynamic position with a pushed through back and with head held highThe face with fine details - pointed teeth, erect ears and big eyesDimensions: c. 26 x 40 cmProvenance: Collection Ken Baars Many Majapahit terra-cotta artifacts found at the shrines on mount Penanggungan (strato vulcano), near Trowulan and Mojokerto, East Java. The craft of terra-cotta pottery was an important activity during this era. Condition: The figure is in good condition with usual slight signs of age and wear. Partly restored, little loss of material at the feet and at one ear tip. The dimensions are c. 26 cm in height and 40 cm in width. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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3 Terracotta Vessels 'Mythical Beasts', Majapahit, 13th-16th C.

Estimate: €760 - €940

Description: TerracottaMajapahit, Malay Archipelago, 13th-16th centuryEach Curved vessel on a base rimIn the shape of mystical creatures, some with scalesThe mouth serves as a spoutHeight: c. 34 to 47 cmProvenance: Collection Ken Baars Many Majapahit terra-cotta artifacts found at the shrines on mount Penanggungan (strato vulcano), near Trowulan and Mojokerto, East Java. The craft of terra-cotta pottery was an important activity during this era.Literature: Cf. Prof. Dr. Otto Karow, Terrakottakunst des Reichen Majapahit in Ostjava, Katalog zur Ausstellung: das Sparschwein unter dem Reisfeld Frankfurt am Main 1987, p. 49.Condition:The element is in age related condition with usual slight signs of wear. Partly loss of material and restorations. The height measures c. 34 to 47 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sake Bottle with Silver Lacquer Restoration, Korea, 16th/17thC.

Estimate: €1,600 - €2,000

Description: Ceramic with stone grey and light grey Crackle glazeKorea, 16th/17th centuryA bulbous sake bottle with low, indented neck and flared mouth on a straight stand ringThe mouth with a silver lacquer restoration Unglazed stand ringHeight: 15 cm; Diameter: 10 cm Condition:The sake bottle is in good condition, consistent with age. The mouth shows a silver lacquer restoration. The lower part of the body with partial glaze losses. Some small manufacture flaws. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ido-Tokuri, Sake Bottle, Korea, 16th C.

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: Ceramic with beige colored glaze and fine craquelureKorea, 16th centurySmall bottle with a cylindrically shaped body on a slightly tapered foot, sloping shoulder with a short neck and a wide, bowl-shaped mouthThe wall and the base glazed on all sidesFoot ring unglazedWith a labeled wooden boxHeight: 13 cm Condition:The bottle is in good condition with only slight signs of age and usage as well as usual, small manufactory flaws. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Dha Sword with Silver Fittings, Wooden Casket, Burma, 19th C.

Estimate: €1,150 - €1,430

Description: Silver, iron, woodBurma, 19th centuryTraditional sword called Dha, which is still today in useSword adorned with figures, inscriptions and floral ornamentsEmbellished handle with silver elementsWooden scabbard with ornate silver fittings and two eyeletsWith a decorative wooden box, the interior with red fabricTotal length of the sword: 52.5 cmDimensions of the casket: c. 3.5 x 69 x 16 cmGood, age related condition Condition:The sword is in good, age-related condition. The silver is tarnished, some rust on the blade, scratches and nicks on scabbard and the blade. The casket partial with drying cracks, the base slightly curved. The total length of the sword measures c. 52.5 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Standing Bronze Figure of Sixteen-Armed Ganesha, India, 19th C.

Estimate: €500 - €560

Description: Cast BronzeIndia, 19th centuryStanding Bronze figure of sixteen-armed Ganesha with numerous attributes in his hands on a rectangular pedestal worked en suite The head with a long curled trunk and tusk, framed by large ears and surmounted by a fine headdress, the body adorned with lavish jewelry and a dhoti tied around the hipsTotal height: 25 cmGood condition Condition:The bronze is in good condition with usual, slight signs of age and wear. The total height measures 25 cm.GaneshaGanesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is one of the most popular Hindu gods. He is generally depicted as a small man with an elephant’s head and four arms, often seated on a lotus flower. Ganesha is the gods’ messenger and ‘master of obstacles’. He helps to overcome obstacles, but can also create them as punishment. He is seen as a benevolent, well-humored, but sometimes also mischievous god. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Silver Vases in Fish Shape, India, 19th C.

Estimate: €770 - €960

Description: Silver (tested), wroughtIndia, 19th centuryPair of vases in the shape of fishes, each on a stand with floral elementsHeight, each: c. 23 cmTotal weight: c. 1021.10 g Condition:The vases are in good condition, consistent with age and wear. Partly scratch marks and dents. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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A Large Silver Rosewater Sprinkler with Tray, India, 19th C.

Estimate: €3,510 - €4,380

Description: Silver, tested, parcel-gilt, repousséIndia, 19th centuryEach with the engraved letters ‘S.’, ‘N.’, ‘P.’, ‘L.’Rosewater atomizer (Gulab-Pash) with traySprinkler on curved foot, above that the body with a pair of winged lions supporting the screwable neck formed by two elephants’ heads with intertwined trunks, surmounted by a floriated spoutOval tray with lush floral repoussage in the areas of well, lip and rim, at the center a pair of ornamental birdsHeight of sprinkler: 37.5 cm; weight: c. 400 gDimensions of tray: 55 x 41.2 cm; weight: c. 1300 gTotal weight: c. 1700 gProvenance: private property Northern GermanyRosewater sprinklers were used in India since the time of the Mughal empire (1526-1857). At the court of the Moguls it was considered extremely fashionable to sprinkle guests with rose water upon their arrival. Condition:Sprinkler and tray are in good condition, consistent with age and bearing signs of wear. Occasionally dents respectively smallest bumps. In places traces of a former coloration. (nlu) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Mughal Pearl Necklace With Sickle-shaped Pendant, India 19th C.

Estimate: €1,160 - €1,440

Description: 18 karat yellow goldRose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), rubies, emeralds, pearls nad polychrome enamel colorsIndia, 19th centuryHallmarked with the fineness ‘750’Pearl necklace with three strands, divided into individual segmentsRound elements with rubies, emeralds and rose cut diamondsSickle-shaped pendant with pearls at the lower edgeVerso decorated with polychrome enamels in the shape of red flowers, blue stem and green leaves on a white groundTotal length: c. 35 cmTotal weight: c. 31,80 gGood conditionThis item cannot be delivered to an address within the USA Condition: The choker is in good condition with usual, slight signs of use. Partly enamel wear and a missing rose cut diamond. The total length measures c. 35 cm and the total weight is about 31.5 g. Mughal Jewelry The jewels of the Mughal period have a distinctive character by their particularly Kundan technique, a specific Indian art setting for precious stones. So the gemstones are embedded in thin gold leaf and bowls, boxes as well as jewelry were made into beautiful treasures. Also beads had at this time a very special place in the treasuries of the Maharajas. They count as the most popular jewels among all of the treasures and were only reserved for wealthy families. Individual beads were partly collected over several generations, forwarded and then processed into special piece of jewelry. (lvp) It has been common and accepted practice for hundreds of years to enhance color and clarity of colored gemstones by the use of different treatments. Only if such a treatment can unequivocally be excluded the gemstones are stated as “untreated”. (Not applicable to diamonds) All gemstones were examined by us in mounted condition using different gemological devices. If there is a certificate or an external gemological report available it is stated in the description. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Mughal Necklace with Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls, 19th C.

Estimate: €2,300 - €2,870

Description: 18 karat yellow gold (tested)Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), rubies, pearls, polychrome enamel colors, textile ribbonIndia, 19th centuryPearl necklace with three strands, divided into individual segmentsDrop-shaped elements with rubies, diamonds, and free-hanging beadsVerso decorated with polychrome enamels in the shape of reddish, floral ornaments and green leaves on a white groundTotal length: c. 88 cmTotal weight: c. 47 gGood conditionThis item cannot be delivered to an address within the USA Condition:The necklace is in good condition with usual, slight signs of use. Partly little enamel wear and a few slightly loose threads. The total length measures c. 88 cm and the total weight is about 47 g.Mughal JewelryThe jewels of the Mughal period have a distinctive character by their particularly Kundan technique, a specific Indian art setting for precious stones. So the gemstones are embedded in thin gold leaf and bowls, boxes as well as jewelry were made into beautiful treasures. Also beads had at this time a very special place in the treasuries of the Maharajas. They count as the most popular jewels among all of the treasures and were only reserved for wealthy families. Individual beads were partly collected over several generations, forwarded and then processed into special piece of jewelry. (lvp)It has been common and accepted practice for hundreds of years to enhance color and clarity of colored gemstones by the use of different treatments. Only if such a treatment can unequivocally be excluded the gemstones are stated as “untreated”. (Not applicable to diamonds)All gemstones were examined by us in mounted condition using different gemological devices. If there is a certificate or an external gemological report available it is stated in the description. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Mughal Earrings With Peacock Design, 19th C

Estimate: €3,000 - €3,490

Description: 18 karat yellow gold (tested)Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), emeralds, rubies, amethysts and pearlsIndia, 19th centuryPair of earrings in Mughal styleEach with peacocks, floral elements and a crescent - embellished with rose cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and amethystsWith free movable elements, decorated with rose cut diamonds, pearls and emerald elementsTotal length, each: 9 cmTotal weight: c. 56.55 gGood conditionThis item cannot be delivered to an address within the USA Condition: This pair of earrings is in good condition with usual, slight signs of wear such as partly small nicks and scratch marks. Each length measures c. 9 cm and the total weight is c. 56.55 g. Mughal Jewelry The jewels of the Mughal period have a distinctive character by their particularly Kundan technique, a specific Indian art setting for precious stones. So the gemstones are embedded in thin gold leaf and bowls, boxes as well as jewelry were made into beautiful treasures. Also beads had at this time a very special place in the treasuries of the Maharajas. They count as the most popular jewels among all of the treasures and were only reserved for wealthy families. Individual beads were partly collected over several generations, forwarded and then processed into special piece of jewelry. (lvp) It has been common and accepted practice for hundreds of years to enhance color and clarity of colored gemstones by the use of different treatments. Only if such a treatment can unequivocally be excluded the gemstones are stated as “untreated”. (Not applicable to diamonds) All gemstones were examined by us in mounted condition using different gemological devices. If there is a certificate or an external gemological report available it is stated in the description. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Three Miniature Paintings from Bhagavata Purana, India, 19th C.

Estimate: €600 - €750

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold and ‘silver’ on paperIndia/Pahari/Kashmir, 1st half 19th centuryThree illustrated folios from a Bhagavata Purana1. The goddess Durga battling asuras (demons)2. The red sun-god Surya riding in a chariot3. Sita seated on an elephant - preceded by the monkey-god HanumanTotal dimensions in the frame: 40.5 x 30.5 cmImage size, each: c. 10 x 15 cm Condition:The paintings are in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Slight staining and abrasions as well as some losses along the edges. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Two  Miniature Paintings, Kings and Retainers, India, 19th C.

Estimate: €800 - €1,000

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold embellishments on paperIndia/possibly Rajasthan, early 19th century1. A crowned king speaks to an assembly of his followers and a serpent curls below them2. In the upper register an enthroned maharaja speaks to an assembly of crowned kings; in the lower register visions of the Jain underworldTotal dimensions in the frame: 40 x 30 cmImage size: 8.5 x 10 and 11.5 x 11.5 cm Condition:The paintings are in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Some staining, minor abrasions and losses to the borders. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Convolut of Miniature Paintings of Ramayana, India, early 19th

Estimate: €760 - €950

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold and partly ‘silver’ on paperIndia/Kashmir, early 19th centuryThree illustrated folios from the Ramayana:1. Rama and Lakshmana attack the multi-headed and armed asura (demon) king Ravana with bows and arrows in his fortress at Lanka; their monkey and bear allies confront asura demons2. A triumphant Rama and Sita enthroned on a lotus, being honored by the monkey god Hanuman and others3. Depiction of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita visit two sages with their chariot nearby and the death of a king; at the side with a black ink Devanagari textTotal dimensions in the frame: 22 x 28 and 40.5 x 30.5 cmImage size: 8 x 16 and 10.5 x 17 cm Condition:The paintings are in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Wormholes and losses to the outer borders as well as minor staining. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Miniature of Maharaja and a Youthful Courtier, 19th C.

Estimate: €1,600 - €2,000

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on paperIndia/Pahari/probably Kangra, 19th/20th centuryA bearded Raja smokes from a long-stemmed hookah as he is attended closely by a young courtier holding a small fan, with musicians play and singOn a terrace overlooking a lake and hilly landscape beyondPink outer borders with black foliate inner borders with ruled linesTotal dimensions: c. 30 x 22.2 cmImage size: 26.2 x 19 cmObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition: The painting is in good condition with usual, slight signs of wear consistent with age such as slight stains. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Miniature, Maharaja Bijay Singh of Jodhpur, ca. 1795-1800

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold and ‘silver’ on paperIndia/Rajasthan/Jodhpur, c. 1795-1800Commemorative royal portrait of Maharaja Bijay Singh (r. 1752-93) of Jodhpur, of the Rathor Dynasty, haloed seated on a terrace beneath a canopy, accompanied by three retainers holding his sword, shield and a morchal (ceremonial flywhisk)Likely a posthumous work executed during the reign of his successor Maharaja Bhim Singh (r.1793-1803) in MarwarRemnants of buff/natural borders at top and bottomInscribed on reverse in black ink Devanagari script: ‘...raja ...shri vijay singh ji’Total dimensions: c. 29.8 x 21.5 cmGood condition, consistent with ageObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition:The painting is in good condition with usual signs of wear consistent with age. Some stains, tears and abrasions. The total dimensions are c. 29.8 x 21.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Miniature of a Double-Sided Muraqqa' Folio, Late 18th C.

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on paperIndia/Provincial Mughal/possibly Lucknow, late 18th centuryA nobleman seated on a terrace, gold flecked buff outer borders between black ruled lines, inscriptions in black ink Nasta'liq script above and belowOn the verso: Safavid Persian calligraphic leaf, two poetic couplets in black ink, Nasta'liq script within gold cloudbands, gold and black ruled lines.Mounted together recto and verso as an album folioTotal dimensions: c. 33.4 x 22.6 cmImage size: c. 18,1 x 12,5 cmGood condition, consistent with ageObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU A nobleman seated on a terrace being served by handmaidens. In the distance - a royal procession with horses and an elephant appears over a hillside - a mauve-colored fort beyond. In the middle distance gondola-like boats float on a lake.A Muraqqa is an Islamic album of painting and calligraphy pieced together from different sources created for a collector or nobleman - with illustrations and calligraphy generally on the front and back of each folio.Condition:The painting is in good condition with usual signs of wear consistent with age. Staining and abrasions. Loss and repair to the outer border at upper left corner. The total dimensions are c. 33.4 x 22.6 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Thirty-five Illustrated Folios from a Kashmiri Manuscript, 1800

Estimate: €6,000 - €7,500

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on burnished buff-natural paperIndia, Punjab/Kashmir, 1800-3035 folios from a devotional compilation including illustrated episodes related to the Bhagavat Gita, the Ramayana and other narrativesLines of text in old Punjabi written in Gurmukhi script - in black with some of the significant words highlighted in redSome folios include depictions:Krishna and Arjuna seated in a chariot; discussions among rishis (holymen) and gurusGanesha with his consort seated on a lotus greeting SaraswatiSurya the Sun God; Hanuman holding a mace confronting asuras (demons)Rama with Lakshmana and HanumanThe monkey king waving his mace meeting Shiva seated on Nandi the bull - and numerous other depictions from Kashmiri and/or Sikh textsBlack and orange vertical side frame linesText lines in black and red ink Gurmukhi scriptDimensions: ca. 17 x 25 cmGood, age related condition Cf. John Guy ‘Palm Leaf and Paper’ in the National Gallery of Victoria, 1982, ff.37-8. and Sam Fogg ‘Manuscripts from the Himalayas and the Indian Subcontinent’, London 1996, no.47. Condition: The manuscript is in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Some wrinkling, with tears and losses (mainly to the border areas). Each dimension is ca. 17 x 25 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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The Birth of Mahavira, West India, Pres. 16th/17th C.

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: Opaque water-based with gold ornaments and silver ink on buff paper, backed with linenJain, Gujarat, Western India, presumably 16th/17th centuryA folio from a Jain Kalpasutra manuscriptThe haloed queen Trishala gazes down on her newly born son Mahavira, in the background a maid with a fly-whisk, six silver Devanagari rules, framed by floral and vertical zigzag borders Dimensions: 14.4 x 24.2 cmObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU. Condition:The depiction, the text-part, and the borders with some significant abrasion. The margins show small tears, as well as age-related losses. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Miniature, Radha Listening to Krishna's Flute, India, 1830-60

Estimate: €1,360 - €1,700

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold and oxidized ‘silver’ on paperIndia/Rajasthan/Jaipur, c. 1830-60Radha (with halo) standing in the doorway of a royal palace and listening to the beckoning sound of Krishna's flute in a forest clearingBlue and white inner borders with gold and black ruled lines, red outer borders with gilt flower pattern Mounted as an album folioTotal dimensions: c. 33.6 x 44.5 cmImage size: 23 x 34Good condition Condition: The painting is in a good condition consistent with age. The total dimensions are c. 33.6 x 44.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Painting, Krishna and Radha in a Forest Bower, late 19/20th C

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on paperIndia/Pahari/Kangra style, late 19th/20th centuryRadha and Krishna sit close to each other on a leafy bed in a forest bower; Krishna playing his flute as Radha demurely lifts her veil holding a lotus blossomThe music of Krishna's flute attracts and mesmerizes the wild animals of the forestA large and impressive version of a Pahari paintingPink outer and blue inner borders with red and white ruled linesVerso with black ink inscriptionsTotal dimensions: c. 56.5 x 74 cmImage size: c. 49 x 66.7 cmObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition:The painting is in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age. Stains, surface abrasions and losses to the outer borders. The total dimensions are c. 56.5 x 74 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Painting, A Maharaja Leads the Holi Celebrations, 19/20th C.

Estimate: €960 - €1,200

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on paperIndia/Rajasthan/Bundi or Kotah, late 19th/20th centuryA haloed Maharaja seated on a large elephant aims the giant hose of a fanciful pump, accompanied by a contingent of nobles and attendants including another nobleman riding another elephant, before white walls of a palaceAbove, ladies of the zenana retaliate by throwing handfulls of colored powders down on the procession – a colorful celebratory sceneRed outer borders with yellow, black and white linesImpressive and lively painting, executed in a provincial Bundi/Kotah styleVerso with black ink inscriptionsTotal dimensions: c. 54 x 73.5 cmImage size: c. 48.5 x 68 cmObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU. Condition:The painting is in good condition with slight signs of wear consistent with age. Some stains and color flaking as well as losses in the red borders. The total dimensions are c. 54 x 73.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Balarama, Krishna & Rukmini in a Garden, Late 19th/20th C.

Estimate: €1,360 - €1,700

Description: Opaque water-based pigments with gold on cardboardRajasthan, India, late 19th/20th centuryKrishna and Balarama accompanied by a sage, gesture to Rukminis and their handmaidens, depicted in a walled garden with further handmaidens and numerous animal motifsNested borders with leaf tendrilsDimensions: 40 cm x 59 cmGood conditionDetailed and unusual, late Rajasthani paintingObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition:The painting is in good condition. The lower left corner of the depiction with some flaking. The borders are partially rubbed minimal to slightly and show scattered minor losses. The lower margin is slightly wavy. The dimensions of 40 x 59 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Miniature, Maharaja with Retinue, India, 19th/20th C.

Estimate: €1,360 - €1,700

Description: Opaque water-based pigments with gold on paperIndia, Rajasthan, Bundi or Kotah school, late 19th/early 20th centuryDepiction of a haloed Maharaja seated on an elephant, accompanied by his retinueThe background showing a royal fortressRed outer borders with black and white linesImage dimensions: 50.5 x 62.2 cmMounted with passepartout: 67,6 x 79.1 cm Condition: The painting is in good condition cosnistent with age. The sheet is mounted with a passepartout. The image measures 50.5 x 62.2 cm. The total dimensions are 67,6 x 79.1 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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A nobleman Hunting Tigers from a Tree Stand, late 19th/20th C.

Estimate: €640 - €800

Description: Opaque water based pigments with gold painting, on paper Rajasthan, India, late 19th/20th centuryCompany style (kampani kalam)A haloed nobleman hunting tigers with a firearm from a tree standThe hunting preserve in the near of a streamNumerous further noblemen and armed soldiers, partly on elephantsThe scene embedded in a vast landscape with stylized trees Red outer border, silver inner border, black ruled linesDimensions: 72.5 x 95.8 cmGood condition, consistent with agePresumably painted to commemorate a successful hunt The work is executed closest to the manner of late Mewar painting with the strongly Europeanized ‘Company School’ influence associated with the British Raj. Condition: The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. The sheet is backed with a muslin cloth. The borders are slightly rubbed; the corners show some slight handling creases. Scattered minor stains. The dimensions of 72.5 x 95.8 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €500 (0 bids)

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Procession With Rajput Noblemen, India, 2nd Half 19th C.

Estimate: €680 - €850

Description: Opaque water based pigments with gold painting on wasliIndia, Rajasthan, second half of 19th centuryKota styleAn arrival of Rajput noblemen for a gathering or a darba amid of a procession of troops, musicians and horsesIn the background an architectural settingRed outer border with black ruled linesSize: 70.4 x 55.5 cm Condition: The painting is in age-related, but visually appealing condition. The depiction is slightly rubbed partially or show scattered slight stained. The lower left corner is buckled. The border with some pigment losses and a tear (up to a roof) on the upper right margin. The dimensions of 70.4 x 55.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €550 (0 bids)

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Ivory Carving of a Woman with Fruit Basket, India, 18th/19th C.

Estimate: €950 - €1,030

Description: IvoryIndia, 18th/19th centuryIvory figure of a standing woman dressed in long robe with drapery, with a fruit basket on her head while carrying her child on one shoulderThe child supports the basketWith carved plinthHeight: c. 25 cmAge related conditionThis item can only be delivered to an address within the EU Condition:The carving is in age related condition with usual signs of wear. Partly some loss of material and drying cracks. The arm of the child and the feet are restored. The height measures c. 25 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €950 (0 bids)

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Stone Figure of a Medicine Buddha, Nepal, 17/18th C.

Estimate: €12,000 - €15,000

Description: Stone, traces of former paint, incrustationsNepal, 17th/18th centuryDepiction of a Medicine Buddha in padmasana position on lotus base The left hand is placed in the lap holding an alm's bowlThe right hand performs the bhumisparshamudra, the earth-touching gestureHis head with small curls and with bud-shaped ketumala on the raised ushnishaSerene facial expression with down-cast eyes, arched eyebrows, a faint smile, long earlobes and incised neck wrinklesDressed in a tight-fitting, richly pleated garment that leaves the right shoulder bareWith inscription to side of pedestalHeight: c. 47 cm Condition: The figure is in good condition with usual, slight signs of wear such as partly little loss of material and scratches on the back. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €7,500 (0 bids)

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Fine Wooden Mask from Western Nepal, around 1950

Estimate: €680 - €850

Description: Carved woodWestern Nepal, around 1950Beautiful polished surface24 x 17 x approx. 8 cm (height x width x depth)Good condition This beautiful wooden mask comes from westernNepal and was made around 1950. It delights with the fine design of the notched eyebrows, slim eye rims and narrow lips. The mouth cornersare slightly inclined upwards. The left side has a small hole; the right side has two holes through which a cord was once attached. The surface is beautifully polished and has a fine, subtle sheen.The mask is in good condition; however, it has age-related traces of wear like some scratches on its surface. Traces of manufacturing are clearly visible on the front and back. There is a small hole on the left side; the right side has two holes. The measurements are 24 x 17 x approx. 8 cm (height x width x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Gilt Repoussé Figure Avalokitesvara, Tibet, 17th/18th C.

Estimate: €3,600 - €4,500

Description: Gilt Copper RepousséTibet, 17th/18th centuryBeautiful Repoussé figure of a standing eleven-headed and eight-armed Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara on a wood base, the hands performing mudras and holding attributes which are now lost, dressed in a double-layered robe, originally adorned with coral inlays (missing) and a looped belt, serene facial expression with indicated smileMounted on a black base (later)Height: c. 24 cmRareProvenance: Japanese private collection Condition:The bronze shows signs of age and use. Surfaces rubbed in places and gold wear. Parts of the head pyramid, one arm and the attributes in the hands are missing. Coral inlays now missing. The height measures c. 24 cm.AvalokiteshvaraIn Mahayana Buddhism, Avalokiteshvara is known as the Bodhisattva of compassion. Literally translated his name means ‘The Lord looking at the world with compassion’. Already at a young age Avalokiteshvara had resolved to support all living creatures and to help them to salvation. He swore an oath never to ease his efforts otherwise he should shatter into a thousand pieces. According to legend he thus wandered the world. As he paused to look at his work, he noticed that the suffering of the people had not diminished. This moment let him doubt, so that he broke into a thousand pieces. Immediately countless Buddhas came to him to put him together again. But this time they gave him a thousand arms and eleven heads, so that he could better fulfill his vow. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Gilt Bronze Figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 19th C.

Estimate: €960 - €1,200

Description: Gilt bronzeTibet, 19th centuryGilt bronze figure of the seated monk Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) in padmasana position on a double pearl-stringed lotus baseThe hands performing the wheel-turning gesture (dharmacakramudra), dressed in a monk's garment, the shoulders framed with towering lotus blossoms, the head covered with the Gelug School hatWith meditative facial expression, downcast eyes and an indicated smileHeight: c. 13.5 cm Condition:The figure is in good condition with slight signs of age and use. Partly small scratch marks as well as notches and the base plate is missing.  Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Ushnishavijaya, Tibet, 19th C.

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,250

Description: Gilt bronze and copper alloy, partially painted in blue and red Tibet, 19th centuryBronze figure of eight-armed Ushnishavijaya in padmasana posture on a lotus pedestal, surrounded by a floral-patterned aureole The hands in various gestures or with various attributesA wrinkled scarf over the shoulders, a chain adorns the chest, around the hips a full-length, finely draped clothThe aureole and semicircular plinth removableSealed plinth with incised double vajraDimensions: 23.5 x 15 x 9.5 cmThe figure has some stylistic features, including the double vajra against the chest. The aureole with the broad stylized lotus tendrils and flowers are interesting too. Condition:The bronze figure is in good condition, consistent with age. The gilding is rubbed in places. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €4,000 (0 bids)

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Thangka with Amitabha Buddha in Paradise, 19th C.

Estimate: €1,440 - €1,800

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments and gold on cloth; brocade mountingTibet, 19th centuryBuddha Amitabha in meditation on a lotus throne in his paradise, in the lap a begging bowl in his hands, dressed in a multilayer HabitWith the Adibuddha Vajradhara in union with his wisdom partner on a lotus and on the side Bodhisattvas Prajnaparamita and Sadaksari-Lokesvara; in the center of the lower area the eleven headed and eight-armed Avalokitesvara, flanked by two worshipers and monksTotal dimensions: c. 161 x 103 cm, image size: c. 84 x 57 cmGood condition, consistent with age Condition:This thangka is in good condition with usual traces of age and wear. The surface is rubbed in places, creases and slightly thinned sections. The total dimensions are c. 161 x 103 cm and the image size is c. 84 x 57cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Thangka with Depiction of a Bardo Mandala, Tibet, 20th C.

Estimate: €1,920 - €2,400

Description: Opaque waterbased pigments with gold on clothTibet, 20th centuryMandala painting of the peaceful and wrathful deities of the Bardo (In-Between)Verso with a stampTotal dimensions: c. 71.5 x 55 cm Condition:The Thangka is in good condition with usual signs of age and usage. Some thinned areas, some crease marks, some colour and gold abrasion. The edges with seams of an old mounting. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Attr. to Kanō Shōei, Hanging Scroll, Hotei, 16th C.

Estimate: €5,510 - €6,880

Description: Ink on paperHanging scroll with brocade mountingJapan, Muromachi period, 16th centuryAttributed to Kanō Shōei (1519-1592)Depiction of Hotei, who is one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, with his bag and long staffWith two inscribed wooden boxes, the smaller one with an inscription in sprinkled gold and a protective fabric wrapperTotal dimensions: c. 166 x 50.5 cmImage size: c. 85 x 40 cm Condition: The painting is in good condition, consistent with age and wear. Partly with little loss of material, loosened threads at the mounting, foxing and wormy (inactive). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Attr. to Kishi Ganku, Painting Scroll of a Tiger, Japan, 18th C

Estimate: €4,800 - €6,000

Description: Ink on silkHanging scroll with brocade mountingJapan, Edo period, 18th-19th centuryAttributed to Kishi Ganku (1749 or 1756-1839) TigerSigned 'Ganku' with sealWith wooden inscribed boxTotal dimensions: c. 146 x 43 cmImage size: c. 81.5 x 32.5 cm Good condition Condition: The painting is in good condition with only slight signs of wear consistent with age. The total dimensions are c. 146 x 43 cm. Kishi Ganku (1749 or 1756-1839) Ganku studied painting with Mori Ransai (1740-1801) and painted in a naturalistic style, influenced by Western modes. He went to Kyoto to become a professional painter and presumably was in contact with Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795). Ganku is known for his impressive tiger paintings for which he obtained a tiger skin, skull and limbs which had been imported from China, and studied it anatomically. Hence, he could draw a tiger realistically. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tomioka Tessai, Hanging Scroll, Scholar Rock, Meiji Period

Estimate: €4,800 - €6,000

Description: Ink and colors on paperHanging scroll with brocade mountingJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) Scholar's rockSigned, inscribed as well as two red artist’s seals Inscribed inner wood box, lacquered outer wood boxImage dimension: 122.7 x 48.9 cmTotal dimension: 263 x 68.9 cm Object is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU. Condition:The hanging scroll is in good condition consistent with age. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tomioka Tessai, Hanging Scoll, Mountains in Spring, Meiji 

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,250

Description: Ink and colors on silkMounted as hanging scrollJapan, Meiji period, 19th centuryTomioka Tessai (1837-1924)Depiction of a mountain landscape with pines in spring mist, with a scholar and his attendant viewing at a waterfallInscription and three artist seals at the upper right edgeWith inscribed, signed and sealed wooden box (inside and exterior)Total dimensions: c. 202 x 65 cmImage size: c. 131 x 48 cmProvenance: French art market Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) is a famous Nanga painter (in the style of the southern Song dynasty). He was a member of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy and a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household. This painting depicts an imaginary Chinese mountain landscape in the mist, with a scholar and his attendant viewing at a waterfall. Light colors indicate spring time. Vertical compositions on narrow scale were characteristic for Tessai. The rather light colors depict a mild spring day in refined brushwork. Condition: The painting is in very good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Partly foxing and crease marks. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €3,800 (0 bids)

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Pair of Hanging Scrolls, Hiei Shrine Festival, Japan, 19th C. 

Estimate: €2,510 - €3,130

Description: Ink and color on silkTwo trailer wheels with brocade mountingEdo, Japan, (19th century)Sant?en (unknown artist)Two hanging scrolls with a shrine festivalEach signed and with red artistInscribed wooden box Image dimension: 106 x 31 cmTotal dimension: c. 185 x 46 cmObject is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU Condition:The hanging scrolls are in good condition, consistent with age. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Aoki Daijo, Hanging Scroll, Still Life with Eggs, c. 1950

Estimate: €3,000 - €3,750

Description: Ink and colors on silkHanging scroll with brocade mountingJapan, c. 1950Aoki Daijo (1891-1979)Still life of eggs in a bowlSigned with the artist seal in red at the lower left edgeWith two inscribed wooden boxesTotal dimensions: c. 145 x 65.5 cmImage size: c. 44.5 x 50.5 cm Condition: The painting is in good condition with signs of age and wear such as foxing all-around. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bowl Stand, Gold Makie on Black Lacquer, Japan, 19th C.

Estimate: €960 - €1,200

Description: Black lacquer and sprinkled gold on woodJapan, 19th centuryTea bowl stand (Temmokudai ) on a high footThe exterior embellished with autumn flowers in sprinkled gold in Kôdaiji styleWith a wooden boxHeight: 11 cmProvenance: from a German private collection, acquired in Japan in the 1990s Condition:The tea bowl stand is in very good condition with only slight signs of age and usage. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sprinkled Lacquer Mulberry Tray with Bamboo, Meiji-Taisho

Estimate: €2,000 - €2,500

Description: Mulberry wood, sprinkled lacquer in gold and silverJapan, Meiji-Taisho periodSquare tray with straight wall, rounded corners  and profiled rimInside embellished with bamboo design, the strong grain of the mulberry wood underlines the sophisticated feature of the tray effectivelyWith inscribed wooden boxDimensions: c. 4 x 29.5 x 29.5 cm Condition: The tray is in good condition with only slight, usual signs of age and wear. Minimal scratch marks and gold wear. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Red Lacquered Food Container (Jikirô),  Ryūkyū, 18th C.

Estimate: €12,000 - €15,000

Description: Red and black lacquer on wood, gold foilKingdom of Ryūkyū, 18th centuryLarge, octagonal food container on a high, flared foot with matching, doomed coverThe outer wall with an incised and gilt filled-in décor of Chinese style landscapes and floral decorationsInside and underside covered with bright cinnaber lacquerHeight: 50 cm, outer diameter: 59 cm Condition: The container is in good condition, consistent with age and usual signs of usage. Small scratches, partly drying cracks, chips and loss of material in places as well as lacquer and gold wear. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €9,000 (0 bids)

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Black Seto Tea Bowl, Japan, c. 1600

Estimate: €2,290 - €2,860

Description: Ceramic with black shiny glaze (setoguro), MinoyakiJapan, Momoyama period, c. 1600Of cylindrical shape with light grooves, low narrow stand ring and slightly rounded mouth rim, hand formed (tebineri chawan)The body largely covered with black shiny glaze, the base unglazedWith mulberry wood boxDiameter: 13 cm; height: c. 9 cmExhibited and published Provenance: from a German private collection, acquired in Japan in the 1990s Published in: Schmidt-Esters, Gudrun (Ed.), Momoyama-Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart, exhib. cat., Stiftung Keramion, Frechen 2011, p. 45, no. 75.Condition:The bowl is in a good condition with only slight signs of age and usual slight manufacturing flaws.  Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Small Tea Powder Container (Chaire), Ko-Seto, Japan, c. 1600

Estimate: €2,600 - €3,240

Description: Stoneware, Ko-Seto, Shibugami-de type, ivory, gold foilJapan, around 1600Small tea container for powered tea (chaire) of bulbous form with flat shoulder (katatsuki type)Underside with string markSilk bag and two inscribed (wood) boxesHeight: 8.7 cm, Diameter: 7,2 cmGood conditionExhibited and publishedProvenance: private German collection, acquired in Japan in the 1990s This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU.  Literature: Schmidt-Esters, Gudrun (Ed.), Momoyama-Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart, exhib. cat., Stiftung Keramion, Frechen 2011, p. 28, no. 21 Condition: The vessel is in a good condition with slight signs of age and usual slight manufacturing flaws. Chips on the base. The height measures 8.7 cm and the diameter measures 7.2 cm Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €1,700 (0 bids)

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Fresh Water Vessel with Cover, Karatsu, Early 17th C.

Estimate: €3,440 - €4,290

Description: Ceramic with dark glaze (kuro-garatsu), wood and brown lacquerJapan, early 17th centuryFresh water vessel (mizusashi) of cylindrical form, small handles on the sideThe matching cover in plain brown lacquerEngraved circular and linear patterns With a wooden box Height: 13.4 cm, width: 19.5 cmWith black lacquered wooden boxGood conditionExhibited and published Provenance: German private collection, acquired in Japan in the 1990s Literature: Schmidt-Esters, Gudrun (Ed.), Momoyama-Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart, exhib. cat., Stiftung Keramion, Frechen 2011, p. 60, no. 126 Condition: The vessel is in a good condition with only slight signs of age and usual slight manufacturing flaws. A chip at the base. The height measures 13.4 cm and the width measures 19.5 cm Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €2,000 (0 bids)

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