Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
DoneWed, Jul 21, 2004 3:30 AM EDT
Jordanstone House Sale
The contents of Jordanstone House, Perthshire, United Kingdom, the estate of the late Lady Duncan of Jordanstone. The sale will include fine paintings, antique furniture, clocks, carpets, ceramics, glass, works of art, silver and an impressive library of books.
The sale will be on view at the following times: Saturday 17th July 10am-5pm Sunday 18th July 10am-5pm Monday 19th July 10am-5pm Tuesday 20th July 10am-5pm
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3RR
- 17.5% up to £30,000.00
- 10% above £30,000.00
Terms & Conditions
Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale A. Conditions of Sale All sales are subject to the Notices and Conditions of Sale as seen below, copies of which are posted in the saleroom, and are available on request. By submitting a bid the prospective purchaser agrees to be bound by the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale. B. Value Added Tax There is no Value Added Tax payable on the Hammer Price, except where lots are marked with a 'dagger or asterisk', or when an announcement is made by the auctioneer during the sale, when VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Hammer Price. C. Buyers Premium A premium of 17.5% on the Hammer Price + VAT on the premium is payable on all lots up to £30,000, and 10% thereafter (except for specialised sales of coins and wine where the premium will be 10%) together with any VAT payable thereon. Please also see 3.5 in General Notices and Conditions of Sale below. D. Lyon & Turnbull reserve the right to charge interest on all accounts outstanding over five days, together with storage and removal charges where applicable. E. Saleroom Notices Sale details maybe subject to change. Please check for changes at start of sale. F. Starting Times and Bidding Most sales commence at 11.00 am. However please check the sale starting time and any withdrawals or additional lots, as these will affect the time your lots come up. Absentee bids may be left with Lyon and Turnbull if you are unable to attend the sale in person. These may be in writing, by fax, e-mail or from the Lyon and Turnbull web site. These must reach Lyon and Turnbull no later than 1 hour before the start of the sale. Whilst every effort will be made to execute these bids there shall be no legal obligation on the part of Lyon and Turnbull to so do and any such bids are sent entirely at the sender's risk. G. Auction speeds can easily exceed 100 lots to the hour, but please check with the Auctioneers for clarification. Bidding steps are generally in increments of about 10 per cent. H. Payment. New Buyers If you have not bought at Lyon & Turnbull before, please make arrangements for payment prior to the sale. This will avoid delays as cheques must be cleared before purchases are released. I. Payment by Credit Card and Debit Card We are able to accept payment by Visa or Mastercard only. The service charge plus VAT made by the credit card companies will be passed on to the user. A notice giving the current rate is posted at payment desks. At 15 May 2002 it is 1.75% plus VAT (total 2.06%) Commission bidders can settle accounts up to £2000 by telephone to the cashiers' office. However, it is a condition made by the credit card companies that no purchases settled in this way can be released until seven working days from the date of payment. Any shipment, postal or courier instructions must be given at this stage, so that the cost can be added to the credit card charges. Any other arrangements will have to be between the buyer and the shipper. Switch, Connect and Delta cards are also accepted at Lyon & Turnbull for which there is no service charge. J. Collection by Agents If an agent or carrier is collecting on behalf of a buyer and cannot produce the correct paperwork including written authority from the buyer then Lyon & Turnbull will not release the property. K. Explanation of Cataloguing Terms Care is taken to ensure that any statement as to attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is reliable and accurate but all such statements are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as statements of representation or fact. Lyon & Turnbull reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority considered by them to be reliable. Lyon & Turnbull, both for themselves and for the seller of each lot point out that the following terms used in description have the meaning ascribed to them below: 1. Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist's forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named. 2. Attributed to Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. 3. Studio of Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under the artist's direction. 4. Circle of Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand - closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil. 5. Follower of Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist's style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil. 6. Manner of Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. 7. After Alfred de Breanski. In our opinion, a copy of a known work of the artist. 8. The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist. 9. The term bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand. Whilst Lyon & Turnbull will endeavour to take all possible care, they cannot be held responsible for accidental damage to plaster picture frames - General Notices and Conditions of Sale - 1. This Notice and Conditions of Sale apply to all sales including sales by private treaty. 1.2. Unless otherwise stated a premium at the rate of 17.5% of the hammer price of each lot sold up to the first £30,000 and 10% thereafter (together with any Value Added Tax chargeable thereon) is payable by the buyer to Lyon and Turnbull Ltd. for their own retention and will not be waived. 1.3. While every care has been taken by Lyon & Turnbull in the preparation of this catalogue, any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement or representation of fact. Lyon & Turnbull reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority considered by them to be reliable. 1.4. A licence from the Department of Trade is required before items of certain kinds can be exported from the United Kingdom (in such event an application can be made by Lyon & Turnbull on the buyer's behalf). 1.5. Lyon & Turnbull for themselves and for the seller of each lot give notice to intending buyers that certain terms used in descriptions of lots contained in Lyon & Turnbull's catalogues have the meanings ascribed to them in any notice in the printed catalogue. 1.6. Lyon & Turnbull reserve the right at their absolute discretion to refuse admission to their premises or attendance at their sales, without giving any reason therefore. - Conditions of Sale - 1. Definitions In these Conditions: "Lyon & Turnbull" means Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.; "the hammer price" means the price at which any lot is knocked down to the buyer; "the premium" means the premium payable by the buyer under Condition 3.5 below; "the aggregate price" means the aggregate of the hammer price and the premium and any Value Added Tax chargeable on the hammer price and the premium; "total amount due" means the aggregate price together with any additional charges and expenses due from a defaulting buyer under Condition 4.2. 2. Conduct of the Sale 2.1. The seller of any lot shall be entitled to place a reserve on such lot, provided that notice of such reserve has been received by Lyon & Turnbull prior to the sale. Neither the seller on his own behalf, nor any other person on the seller's behalf except the auctioneer, may make any bid in respect of lots of which the seller is the owner. 2.2. The auctioneer has the right to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion, divide any lot, combine any two or more lots, withdraw any lots from the sale and vary the order in which lots are offered for sale without in any case giving previous notice or any reason therefore. 2.3. Lyon & Turnbull act as agents only, except: (i) in respect of any obligation to repurchase under Condition 6; or (ii)in respect of their retention of the premium and any sums payable under Condition 4.2. Lyon & Turnbull shall be under no obligation to account to the seller of any lot for sums due in respect thereof until payment for the lot bought has been made by the buyer to Lyon & Turnbull as required by Condition 4.1. 2.4. Lyon & Turnbull accept no responsibility to anyone in connection with the commissioning by intending buyers of any of their employees to bid for lots on behalf of such intending buyers. 3. Purchase, risk, title and aggregate price 3.1. The highest bidder acceptable to the auctioneer prior to the fall of the hammer shall be the buyer, but if, during or after the sale of the lot, but before the end of the sale as a whole, the auctioneer considers, at his absolute discretion, that a dispute has arisen or that the buyer has not complied satisfactorily with Condition 3.3. or 3.4., or that there is any other reason for so doing, he may at his absolute discretion, put up the lot again for sale. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgement by Lyon & Turnbull that he acts as agent on behalf of a named principal. 3.2. At the fall of the hammer risk in the lot sold shall pass to the buyer, and none of the seller, Lyon & Turnbull, their servants or agents. The Buyer shall be responsible for any loss or damage whether caused by negligence or otherwise, but ownership of such lot shall not pass until payment in respect thereof has been made in accordance with Condition 4. In the event that Lyon & Turnbull shall have agreed and made payment to the seller in respect of any lot before the buyer has made payment to Lyon & Turnbull in accordance with Condition 4, title in the property shall pass to and remain with Lyon & Turnbull until the buyer has made payment to Lyon & Turnbull. 3.3. On the fall of the hammer in respect of each lot sold the buyer shall, if so required by Lyon & Turnbull, forthwith give his name and permanent address to the auctioneer or his assistant together with his bank or other suitable references, and any such other proof of his identity as Lyon & Turnbull may at their absolute discretion require. 3.4. The buyer may be required to pay down forthwith the whole or any part of the aggregate price, and if he fails to do so any lot or lots bought by him may, at the auctioneer's absolute discretion, be offered again for resale at any time before the conclusion of the auction. 3.5. The buyer shall pay a premium of 17.5% up to the first £30,000 and 10% thereafter on the hammer price on all sales together with any Value Added Tax chargeable in respect of such premium. Where the items are zero rated for vat( e.g books, maps etc.) then no vat is charged on the buyers premium. Full details can be obtained from the accounts office at Lyon and Turnbull. The buyer acknowledges that Lyon & Turnbull will receive from the seller commission at their usual rates, on the sale of any lot, in addition to the said premium and assents to Lyon & Turnbull receiving the said commission. 3.6. In the case of certain lots the buyer will be liable to pay Value Added Tax on the hammer price. All such lots are indicated in the catalogue with the sign *. 4. Payment and collection and title 4.1. Subject only to any arrangements made in writing with Lyon & Turnbull prior to the sale, or where payment has already been made in accordance with Condition 3.4., the buyer shall pay the aggregate price to Lyon & Turnbull not later than 3.0 p.m. on the 5th working day following the sale and shall, upon making such payment, be required to take away the lot purchased from Lyon & Turnbull premises at his own expense. 4.2. No lot purchased shall be claimed or removed until the sale has been concluded. If any buyer fails to pay for and take away any lot in accordance with Condition 4.1, or if any cheque tendered in payment of the aggregate price or any part thereof is not met upon first presentation, Lyon & Turnbull as agents for the seller shall, following seven working days after the conclusion of the sale, be entitled at their absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies: (i) to proceed against the buyer for damages for breach of contract; (ii) to rescind the sale of that or any other lots sold to the defaulting buyer at the same or any other auction; (iii) without notice to the defaulting buyer at any time to resell the lot or cause it to be resold by public auction or private sale and the defaulting deficiency in the total amount due (adjusted for Lyon & Turnbull resale costs, and any part payments received); (iv) to remove, store and insure the lot at the expense of the defaulting buyer; (v) to charge interest at the rate of 4% above the base rate of Lloyds TSB Scotland on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than seven working days after the conclusion of the sale. Such interest will run until both the total amount due and any interest has been settled in full. (vi) to retain that or any other lot sold to the same buyer at the same or any other auction and release it only after payment of the total amount due; (vii) to reject or ignore any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting buyer at any future auctions or obtain a deposit before accepting any bids in future; (viii) to apply any proceeds of sale then due or at any time thereafter becoming due to the defaulting buyer towards settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien on any property of the defaulting buyer which is in Lyon & Turnbull's possession for any purpose. 4.3. Any sums received by Lyon & Turnbull from any buyer may be appropriated by Lyon & Turnbull towards any amounts owed by such buyer to Lyon & Turnbull on any account whatever, without regard to any purported appropriation of such sums by the buyer, whether express or implied. 4.4. Ownership in the lot shall not pass to the buyer unless and until payment of the aggregate price has been received by Lyon & Turnbull. A cheque given by the buyer in payment shall not be treated as a receipt until the same has been cleared. 4.5. Where a Buyer has entered into an arrangement with Lyon & Turnbull to purchase a lot on credit, in the avoidance of doubt, Lyon & Turnbull shall be entitled at its sole discretion to apply any payment received in or towards the aggregate price of any lot contracted to be sold to the buyer. 5. Responsibility to buyers 5.1. Subject to Condition 6 all lots are sold as shown and neither Lyon & Turnbull nor the seller accept any responsibility for any faults, imperfections or errors of description, authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, or provenance however caused in or with regard to any lot, and all lots are to be taken and paid for whether genuine or not. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lot before bidding for it. 5.2. The attention of buyers is drawn to the general notices elsewhere in Lyon & Turnbull's catalogues to the effect that all statements made and contained in the catalogue or elsewhere in any advertisement or brochure are statements of opinion only and are not to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. 5.3. Neither Lyon & Turnbull nor the seller makes or gives, neither has Lyon & Turnbull, nor any person employed by Lyon & Turnbull, any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty to any person in respect of any lot, and any conditions or warranties implied by law (except, in the case of the seller, those implied under Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are hereby excluded. 5.4. Lyon & Turnbull on their own behalf give no guarantee as to the right of any seller to offer any lot for sale, and will not be responsible for any defect in the seller's title to such lot. 6. Forgeries 6.1. In the event of any lot proving to be a forgery Lyon & Turnbull will, at their absolute discretion and subject to the following Conditions, either rescind the sale of any lot and refund such of the aggregate price has been received by them or repurchase the lot for such sum as, taken together with the amount of any Value Added Tax chargeable thereon, shall equal the aggregate price paid for the lot by the buyer, provided that this obligation shall only arise if: (i) within one year of the sale of the lot the buyer gives notice in writing to Lyon & Turnbull that the lot purchased by him through Lyon & Turnbull is a forgery (as hereinafter defined); and (ii) the buyer returns the lot to Lyon & Turnbull in the same condition as it was at the time of the auction accompanied by written proof of forgery, the number of the lot, and the date of auction at which it was purchased; and (iii) the buyer proves to Lyon & Turnbull's reasonable satisfaction that the lot is a forgery and that he is able to transfer a good title thereto free from any liens, charges or encumbrances; and (iv) the buyer demonstrates to Lyon & Turnbull's reasonable satisfaction that the lot alleged by him to be a forgery is the lot actually purchased by him through Lyon & Turnbull. 6.2. A 'forgery' means an imitation intended by the maker or any other person to deceive as to authorship, date or provenance, provided that it is not shown to be such in the catalogue description and at the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with that description. Notwithstanding the above, the buyer shall have no rights in respect of a forgery (as defined) if; (i) the catalogue description at the date of the sale was in accordance with the then generally accepted opinion of scholars and experts or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of such opinion; or (ii) it can be established that the lot is a forgery only by means of process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or by means of a process which at the date of the sale was unreasonably expensive or impractical (or likely to have caused damage to the lot). 6.3. The benefits of this Condition shall be personal to the buyer who, for the purpose of this Condition, shall be the person to whom the original invoice is made out by Lyon & Turnbull in respect of the lot sold. The benefit of this Condition shall not be assignable by the buyer. 7. General 7.1. Any claim by a buyer against Lyon & Turnbull whether under any of these Conditions or otherwise arising out of the sale of any lot shall be limited to the amount (if any) paid by the buyer in respect of such lot and shall not extend to any consequential or other loss or damage or expense suffered by the buyer. 7.2. The above Conditions and all notices, descriptions, statements and other matters in the catalogue and elsewhere concerning any lot are subject to any statements modifying or affecting the same made by the auctioneer from the rostrum prior to any bid being accepted for the lot. 7.3. Each bidder by the making of any bid acknowledges his acceptance of these Conditions and the terms of any Notices and other Conditions in the catalogue. 7.4. Lyon & Turnbull are under no obligation to disclose to any person the identify of either buyer or seller of any lot. 7.5. Each sale and matters connected therewith, including these Conditions, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotand. By taking part in the sale; (i) every bidder who is for the purposes of the E.E.C. Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments domiciled in a member state of the E.E.C. submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts; (ii) every other bidder submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. 7.6. The buyer of a firearm is responsible for obtaining a valid firearm certificate, shot gun certificate or certificate of registration as a firearms dealer and for conforming with regulations in force in Great Britain relating to firearms, notice of which is published in catalogues of firearms. Lyon & Turnbull will not deliver lots to buyers without production of evidence of compliance with this condition. 7.7. The headings are for convenience only and shall be ignored in construing these Conditions.