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Lot 196: A. Gori, Italian bronzed terracotta statue of a musical maiden, signed c.1900

Est: $200 AUD - $300 AUDPassed
Moorabool AuctionsJuly 06, 2024Geelong, Australia

Item Overview

Description

After Affortunato Gori (active 1895-1925) Italian terracotta sculpture with bronze glaze, depicting a standing maiden clasping a robe to her, a lute slung over her shoulder. Signed ‘A. Gori’ and ‘Homne / 642’ to back of base Circa 1900

Dimensions

Height: 54cm

Artist or Maker

Date

Circa 1900

Condition Report

small chips to base (to be fixed), minor wear to paintprint7-6-23

Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: ACH, American Express, COD (cash on delivery), MasterCard, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

-We are able to do in house shipping on smaller items, with decades of experience allowing us to ensure the most cost effective and safe way to transport your goods.
After payment, if you require in house shipping please let us know and we will send an invoice.
-=INEXPENSIVE SHIPPING IS OUR SPECIALITY=- we do not inflate packing and shipping charges - we keep everything as reasonable as possible. Eg. a cup & saucer, Australia-wide, will cost around $20 in a small (but safe!) box. USA or UK, around $50. Anything larger, ask for a quote.

Large bulky items- large artworks - etc - or precious items we used Delpak Pty Ltd ph 0422 055 756 - www.delpak.com.au
Large items of furniture will need to be removed within 1 week of sale, you will need to organise a carrier to collect
We recommend:
Greater Geelong Removals ph 0498635792 www.greatergeelongremovals.com
Allied Moving Services ph (03) 5221 1854
All items collected or postage arranged within 48 hrs of sale- or pick up within 1 week of sale


Auction Details

Terms

Buyer's Premium

24.0%

Bidding Increments

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$500$999$50
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Conditions of Sale

1. Bidding:
All bids are binding and final. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bid deemed not in good faith.

2. Buyer's Premium:
A buyer's premium of [19%] will be added to the final hammer price of each lot. An addition 5% added for live invaluable fee

3. Payment:
Payment in full is due immediately ( within 48hrs) upon the conclusion of the auction. Accepted forms of payment include credit card, cash, certified check, or bank transfer.

4.- GST
GST is added to the buyer premium


6. Collection and Shipping:
Buyers are responsible for the collection and shipping of all purchased items. We provide in house shipping- all associated costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Unsold items need to be collected by the seller within 1 week of sale, unless alternative arrangement are made.

7. Conditions reports-
We pride ourselves in providing accurate condition reports. These often make the piece sound worse than it is, so use our 'condition' report alongside the photographs to assess the piece yourself.
We don't use 'AF' - all faults? as found? -either meaning is useless when describing condition of a piece, especially if it is a fault that cannot be seen in a photo clearly.
Instead, we are obsessive in describing faults and flaws. We are your eyes when you make the decision to bid on a piece, and want you to be happy with the piece when you receive it.
These are our descriptive terms for condition:
Crack: the ceramic or porcelain has a crack of some length, but has not broken into pieces. Hairline: the ceramic body has a very fine, faint crack that is hard to see without close examination; not broken
Chip: a loss has occurred, usually to a rim, with the concave void left by missing material. Bruise: while an impact has occurred that could form a chip, the piece has never come away from the body, forming a 'bruise' instead.
Star Crack: a stress to the body away from the edges has resulted in cracks radiating away from the point, like arms of a *.
Stained: darker material has penetrated the glaze of the piece and is obviously causing a darker cloudy appearance
Crazed: the glaze surface has multiple fine lines due to unequal expansion of body vs. glaze. Very common on a wide variety of ceramic products, and therefore not always an affect on value.
Worn: the loss of surface details through abrasion, particularly common on gold rims.

If there is no condition report, it may mean it was missed - please feel free to contact us for more information/ photos.
. Buyers are encouraged to inspect lots personally or through a trusted representative before bidding.


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Some terms we use:
CIRCA - dated to a variation of 10 years before and after the date, eg. 'Circa 1850' = 1840-60.
STYLE - after a design, made to the same design, often a lot later, eg. 'Georgian' is made during the reign of King George I , II or III; 'Georgian Style' is made to the same design, but later, ie. 'Georgian Style, circa 1910'.

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11- INSPECTION
Our physical location in Geelong will be open for inspection on advertised days prior to the auction. Other times can be arranged by prior appointment.

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Shipping Terms

-We are able to do in house shipping on smaller items, with decades of experience allowing us to ensure the most cost effective and safe way to transport your goods.
After payment, if you require in house shipping please let us know and we will send an invoice.
-=INEXPENSIVE SHIPPING IS OUR SPECIALITY=- we do not inflate packing and shipping charges - we keep everything as reasonable as possible. Eg. a cup & saucer, Australia-wide, will cost around $20 in a small (but safe!) box. USA or UK, around $50. Anything larger, ask for a quote.

Large bulky items- large artworks - etc - or precious items we used Delpak Pty Ltd ph 0422 055 756 - www.delpak.com.au
Large items of furniture will need to be removed within 1 week of sale, you will need to organise a carrier to collect
We recommend:
Greater Geelong Removals ph 0498635792 www.greatergeelongremovals.com
Allied Moving Services ph (03) 5221 1854
All items collected or postage arranged within 48 hrs of sale- or pick up within 1 week of sale


Premium

Our buyer's premium is 19%.