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General conditions of sale
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE
Art. 1 The objects may be sold in Lots or individually according to the final opinion of WANNENES ART AUCTIONS (here follows referred to
as ART AUCTIONS or AUCTION HOUSE). The Auctions will be held in premises that are open to the public by ART AUCTIONS which
acts simply as AGENT in the name and interests of each Seller (the name of the said Seller is written in all the Registers required by
Law). The Sale directly concerns the Purchaser and the Seller. ART AUCTIONS does not assume any responsibility in relation to the
Purchaser, the Seller or any Third Party concerned.
Art. 2 The objects are sold to the highest Bidder for cash. Should any disputes arise among more than one Purchaser, the Auctioneer
(his/her decision is final) will put the object up for sale once more so it can be purchased again in the same Sale. In each case, the
Purchasers who disputed the former Sale of the object in question are still bound by the initial Bid (which gave rise to the subsequent
Sale of the object). Should the subsequent purchase fall through once again the Auctioneer (his/her decision is final) will decide which
person may successfully purchase the Lot/s. Each transfer to Third Parties of the Lot/s purchased does not become the responsibility
of ART AUCTIONS which considers the Purchaser as the sole person/s responsible for payment. Bidding at an Auction in the name
of and for Third Parties may be accepted by ART AUCTIONS only after sufficient bank references as well as a power of attorney
have been received by the AUCTION HOUSE at least three days before the Auction.
Art. 3 ART AUCTIONS reserves the right to withdraw any Lot/s from the Auction. The Auctioneer starts the Auction beginning with the Bid
that s/he believes to be the most opportune, based upon both the value of the Lot/s as well as the competing Bids. The Auctioneer
may make further Bids or in response to other Bids, until the reserve price is reached. The Auctioneer, during the Auction, may group
together or separate Lot/s and vary the order of the Sale. The Auctioneer may - and his/her decision is final - withdraw Lot/s that
do not reach the reserve price agreed upon between ART AUCTIONS and the Seller.
Art. 4 The Purchaser will pay ART AUCTIONS a sum equivalent to 25% of the hammer price including VAT. For those Lots being temporarily
imported and coming from non-EU States, apart from the above-mentioned detractions, the Purchaser - if resident in an EU member-
State - will pay all other subsequent taxes, as well as refund all expenses required to transform the temporary import status of the object/
s to a status that is permanent (the objects are indicated by the sign **). If the Seller is in possession of a VAT number the Purchaser
will also pay all subsequent taxes (the objects are indicated with a °°).
Art. 5 In order to guarantee the highest levels of transparency during the Auction for all those who intend to make Bids, prospective Bidders are
required to fill out a participation form with personal information and bank details. ART AUCTIONS reserves the right to make checks on the
details/references provided and to refuse those who might not be welcome. Upon completion of the form ART AUCTIONS will supply a
numbered identification paddle which will have to be shown to the Auctioneer in order to proceed with Bidding.
Art. 6 ART AUCTIONS may accept absentee Bids (by means both of written as well as telephone Bids) that will be undertaken by the Auctioneer,
in direct competition with those present in the Auction Room. Should there be a case of identical Bids, the written Bid will
prevail upon the oral Bid.
Art. 7 Should there be two written Bids that are not beaten by Bids made in the Auction Room or telephone Bids, ART AUCTIONS will consider
the Purchaser to be the one who made the Bid first. ART AUCTIONS reserves the right to refuse - its decision is final - Bids made
by Purchasers who are not known or welcome. ART AUCTIONS may, however, partially in reference to the above-mentioned,
accept Bids if there is a guaranteed sum deposited equal to the value of the Lot that is requested, apart from commissions (buyer's
premium), taxes and expenses. In each case, at the moment of Purchase, the Purchaser will immediately inform the AUCTION HOUSE
of his/her personal information and taxation details.
Art. 8 ART AUCTIONS acts exclusively as the agent for the Sellers and bears no responsibility in terms of descriptions of the objects
in the Catalogues or in any other illustrated publication. All the descriptions of objects are intended purely as illustrative and
indicative. They may not generate any form of reliance as far as the Purchaser is concerned. The Auction will be preceded by
a public viewing of the objects in order to allow for a careful examination of the objects on behalf of aspiring Bidders. In this
way, potential Purchasers will have the opportunity to and be responsible for a complete examination of all the qualities of
the object/s in question: for example, the authenticity, the state of preservation, the type, the material and the provenance of
the objects being auctioned. Following the Purchase, no one will be able to dispute or criticise ART AUCTIONS or the Sellers
for the lack of any form of quality in reference to the object being auctioned. ART AUCTIONS and its employees/consultants
will issue no guarantee of authenticity. All those indications relative to the carats and the weight of metals or precious stones,
as well as their relative marks, are merely indicative. ART AUCTIONS is not responsible for any potential errors or falsifications.
Notwithstanding any potential reference to descriptions by experts external to the AUCTION HOUSE, ART AUCTIONS does not either
guarantee the accuracy or the authenticity of such comments.
Art. 9 The Estimates relative to the initial sale price, indicated beneath the description of each object in the Catalogue, are intended as NET
and do not include, for example, the commissions (buyer's premium), taxes etc. Since the printing time employed for the making of
the Catalogue requires price Estimates in advance, these latter may be subject to change, as may also the description of the object.
Each and every change will be communicated to the Auctioneer before the beginning of the Auction in relation to each object concerned.
The Lot/s will, however, only be sold upon reaching the reserve price.
Art. 10 The entire payment of the hammer price, the commissions applied (buyer's premium) as well as all other expenses must be paid for
within ten working days of the Auction date, in the legal currency of the State in which the Auction has taken place. In the case of
lack of due payment, after full compensation of damages made to ART AUCTIONS, the AUCTION HOUSE may:
return the object to the Seller and demand full payment from the Purchaser of the due commissions/premium;
undertake action in order to forcefully obtain the obligations of purchase;
sell the Lot/s privately or in subsequent Auctions, to the disadvantage of the original Purchaser, treating any sums paid by the latter
as a form of sanction. If the Lot/s is kept by ART AUCTIONS this will be at the risk and expense of the Purchaser and the original Seller.
In each case, until the collection or return dates the Purchaser will pay ART AUCTIONS the costs of storage (by month or parts of
month) as follows: 100 euro + vat for furniture, 50 euro + vat for paintings, 20 euro + vat for objects. This sum must be paid from the
sixteenth day following the Auction.
Art. 11 The Purchaser, after having paid all the sums due, must collect the Lot/s acquired within fifteen working days of the Auction date,
at his/her own risk and expense, in full consideration of the opening hours of ART AUCTIONS. Should the Purchaser not collect the
Lot/s during the above-mentioned times ART AUCTIONS will keep them at the risk and expense of the Purchaser in the AUCTION
HOUSE for a further five working days. Once this period has passed, ART AUCTIONS will remove the object/s (at the Purchaser's own
risk and expense) to the storage space deemed most appropriate by the AUCTION HOUSE. The AUCTION HOUSE will inform the
Purchaser of the place where the object/s are kept. Let it be clearly understood that in order to collect the object/s the Purchaser
will have to pay, apart from the price plus commissions (buyer's premium) etc, any refund due to subsequent expenses incurred by
the AUCTION HOUSE.
Art. 12 In each case, ART AUCTIONS may agree with the Purchaser/s upon different forms of payment, storage, private sale, insurance of the
object/s and/or granting of any other service requested in order to achieve the most successful results possible.
Art. 13 Everybody has, obviously, to respect the current Laws within the State where the Auction is held. In particular, ART AUCTIONS assumes
no responsibility in relation to potential restrictions concerning the export of purchased objects and/or in relation to licences
or permits that the Purchaser might have to request on the basis of current Laws. The Purchaser will not be able to request any refund
either from the Seller or from ART AUCTIONS should the State exercise its right to pre-emption or any other right it may possess.
The rights that have matured in relation to the hammer price of a sale that has been annulled on account of it not receiving
authorisation for export due to the lack of agreement of the cultural authorities concerned are, nevertheless, to be paid by the vendor
to ART AUCTIONS if permission was not given because the vendor did not previously inform ART AUCTIONS of the existence of
authorisation (for export) given by the relevant authority upon the request of the vendor him/herself.
Art. 14 In the case of disputes that are revealed to be well-founded and accepted by ART AUCTIONS subsequent to the sale of false objects, the
AUCTION HOUSE may, at its own discretion, declare the sale null and void and, if requested, reveal the name of the Seller to the Purchaser.
The Purchaser may make use of this Article (Article 14) only and exclusively in the case that s/he has notified ART AUCTIONS - according
to Articles 137 and following in the Code of Civil Procedure - of the dispute in question with the relative proof within fifteen days of
the Auction date. In each case, subsequent to an accepted claim the Purchaser has the right to receive exclusively what was paid as the
disputed hammer price without the addition of interests or other sums for any other reason.
Art. 15 The current Sale Conditions are accepted automatically upon signing the form (see Article 5) and by all those individuals who take
part in the Sale. The above-mentioned Conditions are at the disposal of any individual who requests to see them. Any case of controversy
is within the jurisdiction of the Genoa Law Courts.
Art. 16 Privacy Law (Legislative Decree 196/03). Data Controller: ART AUCTIONS S.r.l. with headquarters in GENOA, Piazza Campetto, 2. The
Customer may exercise his/her rights according to Legislative Decree 196/03 (access, correction, cancellation, opposition etc), by contacting
ART AUCTIONS S.r.l. GARANZIA DI RISERVATEZZA according to Article 25 of Legislative Decree 196/03. The information is
computerised with the sole intention of providing the above-mentioned service or any further service relative to the Company, in
such a way that is strictly connected to the question at hand. The supply of data is optional: in default of which, ART AUCTIONS will
not be able to perform the service required. Data will not be divulged. Participation in an Auction allows ART AUCTIONS to send subsequent
Catalogues of other Auctions.
The Staff at WANNENES ART AUCTIONS will be glad to ship Lots purchased according
to written instructions given by the Purchaser, following payment of the Lot/s
concerned. Shipping will be at the risk and expense of the Purchaser who, by means
of a written communication, will have to subtract WANNENES ART AUCTIONS
from any responsibility concerning such an operation. Furthermore, our Staff is available
for evaluations and advice in relation to the shipping methods employed and
insurance of the Lot/s.