DoneApr 6, 2015 1:00 PM UTC
Antique treasures from a Tuscan Castle
Directly from a Tuscan medieval castle, up for auction a collection of treasures, property of an important family that lived in the castle: french bronze sculptures and statues, top quality Gallé vases, rare desk caskets, paintings and selected prints. An interesting piece of history offered for the first time on the market.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
Terms & Conditions
1 Sales will be awarded to the highest bidder and it is understood to be be bank wire in one time only, or by credit card (please read below payment terms). Giulia srl acts as an agent on an exclusive basis in its name but on behalf of each seller, according to article 1704 of the Italian Civil Code. Sales shall be deemed concluded directly between the seller and the buyer; it follows that Giulia srl does not take any responsibility towards the buyer or other people, except for those concerning its agent activity. All responsibilities pursuant to the former articles 1476 and following of the Italian Civil Code continue to rest on the owners of each item. This is an online auction only: the liveauctioneers hammer stroke defines the conclusion of the sales contract between the seller and the buyer. 2 The goods on sale are considered as second-hand goods, put up for sale as antiques. As a consequence, the definition given to the goods under clause 3 letter 'e' of Italian Consumer's Code (D. Lgs. 6.09.2005, n. 206) does not apply to them. 3 Before the beginning of the auction, an exposition of the items will take place, during which the Auctioneer and his representatives will be available for any clarifications. The purpose of this exposition is to allow a thorough evaluation of authenticity, attribution, condition, provenance, origin, date, age, type and quality of the lots to be auctioned and to clarify any possible typographical error or inaccuracy in the catalogue. If unable to take direct vision of the objects is possible to request condition reports (this service is only guaranteed for lots with estimate more than 500 euro). The person interested in buying something, commits himself, before taking part to the action, to analyze it in depth, even with the help of his own expert or restorer, to be sure of all the above mentioned characteristics. No claim will be accepted by Giulia srl after the sale, nor Giulia srl nor the seller will be held responsible for any defect concerning the information of the objects for sale. Please note that every evaluation made in person by a potential buyer, must requested to Giulia srl by phone or email and must be done by appointment only. 4 The objects of the auction are sold in the conditions in which they are during the exposition, with all the possible defects and imperfections such as any cracks, restorations, omissions or substitutions. These characteristics, even if not expressly stated in the catalog, can not be considered determinants for disputes on the sale. Auction catalogue features professional high-resolution photos that show the actual item conditions. Antiques, for their own nature, can have been restored or modified (for example over-painting): these interventions cannot be considered in any case hidden defects or fakes. Anyway, a condition report is stated in the description of the lot, and a most accurate report is available on request. Giulia srl can provide to the buyer some additional photos on request. As for mechanical or electrical goods, these are not verified before the selling and the purchaser buys them at his own risk. The movements of the clocks are to be considered as non verified. 5 The descriptions or illustrations of the goods included in the catalogues, leaflets and any other illustrative material, have a mere indicative character and reflect opinions, so they can be revised before the object is sold. Giulia srl cannot be held responsible for mistakes or omissions concerning these descriptions nor in the case of hypothetical fakes as there is no implicit or explicit guarantee concerning the objects for sale. Moreover, the illustrations of the objects in the catalogues or other illustrative material have the sole aim of identifying the object and cannot be considered as precise representations of the state of preservation of the object. 6 For ancient and 19th century paintings, Giulia srl guarantees only the period and the school in which the attributed artist lived and worked. No other certificate, appraisal or opinion requested or presented after the sale will be considered as valid grounds for objections regarding the authenticity of any works. 7 All information regarding hallmarks of metals, carats and weight of gold, diamonds and precious colored gems have to be considered purely indicative and approximate and Giulia srl can- not be held responsible for possible mistakes in those information nor for the falsification of precious items. Giulia srl does not guarantee certificates possibly annexed to precious items carried out by independent gemological laboratories, even if refe- rences to the results of these tests may be cited as information for possible buyers. 8 As for books auctions, the buyer is not be entitled to dispute any damage to bindings, foxing, wormholes, trimmed pages or plates or any other defect not affecting the integrity of the text and/or the illustrations, nor can he dispute missing indices of plates, blank pages, insertions, supplements and additions subsequent to the date of publication of the work. The abbreviation O.N.C. indicates that the work has not been collated and, therefore, its completeness is not guaranteed. 9 Any dispute regarding the hammered objects will be decided upon between experts of Giulia srl and a qualified expert appointed by the party involved and must be submitted by registered return mail within fifteen days of the stroke and Giulia srl will decline any responsibility after this period. 10 Bidders can be registered to the auction only trough liveauctioneers 'register' request. When Giulia srl receives from liveauctioneers the notification that a potential buyer is requesting to be registered, will be asked to the bidder the following informations: full name, ID card of the buyer, scan front/back of a valid credit card (included CVV) or details about the card, valid phone number. The buyer has to read carefully the terms and conditions of sale, before registering to the auction. When the buyer gives the required informations (ID card copy, credit card scan), is intended that terms and condition of auction sale are 'accepted by the buyer'. 11 The objects are knocked down by the liveauctioneers.com automatic console to the highest bidder. 12 - BIDDING APPROVAL This is an online auction. Items are phisically present in Giulia srl spaces but the auction is online only, on the site liveauctioneers.com. Clients who intend to offer bids during the auction can simply access to our auction page on liveuactioneers.com and bid on the lots. Their bid will be automatically registered as 'pending bid'. We will contact the pending bidder asking the following details: full name and address, phone, copy of a personal document (as proof of identity), credit card details included CVV. This documents must be sent by email to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Immediately after having received this details we will approve the bidder that will be able to bid live in our auction on the site liveuactioneers.com. 13 Giulia srl buyer's premium is 18% of the hammer price of each lot up to an amount of ' € 80.000 and 24% on any amount in excess of this sum, including VAT. Any other taxes or charges are at the buyer's expenses. 14 - PAYMENT The buyer must make a down payment after the sale, within 3 days after the end of the auction. Payment methods accepted are: BANK WIRE (Account holder: Giulia srl – Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena – Iban IT51G0103014100000004147802 – Swift code PASCITMARE). Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only) with an additional 2% to cover our commission. If payment method is credit card the item will be shipped only after payment confirmation is cleared. Shipping cost is not included in the invoice for the item and the shipping quotes will be decided together with the buyer, based on the service required by him. In case of total or partial non payment of the due amount within the 3 days deadline, Giulia srl can: a) return the good to the seller and demand from the buyer the payment of the lost commission; b) act in order to obtain enforcement of compulsory payment; c) sell the object privately or during the following auction in the name and at the expenses of the highest bidder according to article 1515 of the Italian Civil Code, with the right of the compensation for damages. After the above mentioned period, Giulia srl will not be held responsible towards the buyer for any deterioration and/or damage of the object(s) in question and it will have the right to apply, to each object, storage and transportation fees to and from the warehouse according to tariffs available on request. All and any risks to the goods for damage and/or loss are transfer- red to the buyer upon knock down and the buyer may have the goods only upon payment, to Giulia srl, of the Knock down commissions and any other taxes including fees concerning the packing, handling, transport and/or storage of the objects involved. 15 SHIPPING - Giulia srl provide a professional shipping and handling service. We use the best packages to provide the preserve the condition of the item during the shipping. We ship with Ups, Fedex or Dhl couriers only. Shipping is processed within 21 working days after the payment has been confirmed. Shipping costs are not included in price of sale. Shipping quotes will be decided together with the buyer and will be based on the service required by the buyer. Insurance will be included at the buyer's cost only by request. Otherwise item will be sent at the buyer's riskgiven to the buyer after having Processing shipping does not include the export process time that may require some weeks (please read 16.) 16 For the objects subjected to notification from the State, in accordance to the D.Lgs. 22.01.2004 n. 42 (c.d. Codice dei Beni Culturali) and following changes, buyers are beholden by law to observe all existing legislative dispositions on the matter and, in case the State exercises its pre-emptive right, cannot expect from Giulia srl or the vendor any re-imbursement or eventual interest on commission on the knock down price already paid. The export of lots by the buyers, both resident and not resident in Italy, is regulated by the above mentioned law and the other custom, financial and tax rules in force. Export of objects more than 50 years old is subject to the release of an export license from the competent Authority. Giulia srl does not take any responsibility towards the purchaser as for any possible export restriction of the objects knocked down, nor concerning any possible license or certificate to be obtained according to the Italian law. Export process may take up to 40 days to complete all the necessary implementations (anyway, the buyer will be constantly updated of the evolutions). 17 For all object including materials belonging to protected species as, for example, coral, ivory, turtle, crocodile, whale bones, rhinoceros horns and so on, it is necessary to obtain a CITES export license released by the Ministry for the Environment and the Safeguard of the Territory. Possible buyers are asked to get all the necessary information concerning the laws on these exports in the Countries of destination. 18 The 'Droit de Suite', if present, will be paid by the seller (Italian State Law n. 663, clause 152, April 22, 1941, replaced by Decree n. 118, clause 10, February13, 2006). 19 All the valuations indicated in the catalogue are expressed in Euros and represent a mere indication. These values can be equal, superior or inferior to the reserve price of the lots agreed with the sellers. 20 These Sales Conditions, regulated by the Italian law, are silently accepted by all people taking part in the auction and are at everyone's disposal. All controversies concerning the sales activity at Giulia srl are regulated by the Court of Arezzo. 21 According to article 13 D.Lgs. 196/2003 (Privacy Code), Giulia srl informs that the data received will be used to carry out the sales contracts and all other services concerning the social object of Giulia srl. The attribution of the data is optional but it is fundamental to close the contract. The registration at the auctions gives Giulia srl the chance to send the catalogues of the following auctions and any other information concerning its activities. 22 Any communication regarding the auction must be done by registered return mail addressed to: Giulia srl - Corso Italia 50 - 52100 - Arezzo (Italy). Thank you for your interest in our auctions, Giulia srl Auction House
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