An Empire Ptolemaic Armillary Sphere, c. 1805, possibly by Delamarche, pasteboard with engraved paper rings, on turned, ebonized stand, 1 inch globe, showing signs of the zodiac, months and planetary information in French, height 10 1/4 in., diameter 5 1/2 in
Shipping: IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ARRANGE AND PAY FOR PACKING SHIPPING. ALL BUYERS MUST CONTACT A SHIPPING COMPANY TO MAKE ALL PACKING AND SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDING PICK UP, SHIPPING CHARGES, AND CLAIMS. Final arrangements and agreements are strictly between the buyer and the shipper. Neal Auction is not responsible for the buyers choice of a shipper or to any occurrences during shipping. Although we do not offer packing or shipping service, we do work closely with several shipping companies. The following are in alphabetical order: CRATERS AND FREIGHTERS: 800-733-0310, nolacratersandfreighters.com THE WOODEN BOX: 800-568-2699 THE UPS STORE: 504-523-3293, store4539theupsstore.com ALL ITEMS ARE PURCHASED 'AS IS' AND 'WHERE IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY. ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID IN FULL AND CHECKS CLEARED BEFORE THEY CAN BE RELEASED. Please notify us which company you have chosen, as we will not release your merchandise to anyone without your authorization.
It is the buyer's responsibility to contact Neal Auction Company with payment instructions UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR INVOICE via telephone at 800-467-5329 or via email at informationnealauction.com. NAC will email successful buyers invoices within 3 days from the date of the auction. We accept US DOLLAR payments ONLY in the form of: cash, personal check, company check, cashiers check, money orders, wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express (see Conditions of Sale). If paying by check, NAC will hold all purchases until the check has cleared, 10 business days. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAY PAL
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Clerical Internet Errors: Neal Auction Company, Inc. undertakes the execution of online bidding as a convenience for clients and is not responsible for any inadvertent failure to execute bids, or for any error in the execution of bids. IN THE EVENT OF A TIE BID, THE LIVE AUCTION FLOOR ALWAYS TAKES PRECEDENCE OF INTERNET, TELEPHONE AND ABSENTEE BIDS. Regardless of the circumstances, if you click BID and subsequently BUY the item, you have purchased it. We will not cancel the sale of an item due to a mistaken click. The online live auction CANNOT duplicate exactly the live auction on the gallery floor, increments may vary. We are not responsible for a loss of internet connection andor technical complications beyond our control.
Items made of or incorporating endangered or protected wildlife materials, irrespective of age or percentage of material included therein, may require a license or certificate authorizing export from the US as well as relevant authorizations from the country of import. It is the responsibility of the prospective purchaser to determine and be satisfied that the requirements of any applicable laws or regulations applying to the transportation, whether international or interstate, can be met before bidding. The inability of a buyer to transport property containing endangered or protected wildlife material is not a basis for cancellation or rescission of the sale.
Condition Reports: It is the responsibility of the prospective buyer to inquire as to the condition of a specific lot PRIOR to bidding. All completed condition reports are posted with the lots as an additional image; condition will NOT be included in the description of the lot. If there is not a condition report posted as an additional image please email requests to conditionreportsnealauction.com, emails must include all contact information. Requests are answered in the order they are received. Condition reports WILL NOT be given over the phone under any circumstances. Requests placed on auction day will not be answered. We reserve the right to close the Condition Report desk at ANY time. DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CONDITION REPORT. All potential buyers should be sure they have read and agree to the Conditions of Sale. The deadline for Condition Report request submittal is Wednesday by 5pm, following that time request may not be able to be completed in time for the auction. NO RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED ON THE BASIS OF CONDITION. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING A SHIPPING QUOTE FOR A PIECE OF ARTWORK PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DIMENSIONS LISTED IN OUR ART DESCRIPTIONS ARE OF THE ART ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE THE FRAME. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE DIMENSIONS WITH THE FRAME UPON REQUEST.
Local State Taxes Apply unless exempt by law. Proper documentation is required for exemption. An ICC certified carrier with a Bill of Lading is required to be exempt from taxes if shipping out of state.
Placing a bid at auction constitutes buyer's acceptance of and agreement to these Conditions of Sale.
1. WAIVER OF WARRANTY: All lots are sold "AS IS". No statement regarding
condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalogue or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Any such warranty is WAIVED. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO SALE RESCISSONS WILL BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF CONDITION, NO EXCEPTIONS. Regarding works of art, Neal Auction Company does not make any express or implied warranty as to authorship. No statement in the catalogue or elsewhere, orally or in writing, shall be construed as an express or implied warranty, representation or limitation of liability as to authorship. Any such warranty is WAIVED.
Buyer agrees and acknowledges that: (a) buyer is not relying on Neal Auction Company's skill or judgment in selecting to purchase any lot; (b) no oral or written statements in the catalogue of Neal Auction Company or elsewhere regarding condition, attribution, kind, quality, value or authorship are the cause of or reason behind buyer's purchase of any lot;
(c) buyer would have incurred the purchase of any lot regardless of any oral or written statements about condition, attribution, kind, quality, value, or authorship made in the catalogue or elsewhere; (d) Neal Auction Company did not know and could not have known that condition, attribution, kind, quality, expressed value, or authorship is the cause or reason why buyer decides to purchase any lot; (e) buyer's purchase of any lot is not intended to gratify a nonpecuniary interest; and (f) Neal Auction Company did not know, nor should it have known, that any oral or written statement about a lot in the catalogue or elsewhere would cause a nonpecuniary loss to buyer.
Notwithstanding the foregoing WAIVER OF WARRANTY, agreements and acknowledgments, Neal Auction Company may in its sole discretion, but shall not be obligated to, consider any reasonable request for rescission of a sale on the basis of authenticity of authorship of a work of art under the following terms and conditions only, all of which must be met:
A. Neal Auction Company shall not grant rescission regarding lots identified by Neal Auction Company by the terms "attributed to," "school of," "manner of," "after," or "signature of."
B. Neal Auction Company shall not grant rescission regarding any lot unless the buyer notifies Neal Auction Company in writing within a reasonable time from the date of the auction, and returns the lot to Neal Auction Company in the same condition that the lot was in at the time of sale.
C. Neal Auction Company shall not grant rescission regarding any lot unless the buyer presents to Neal Auction Company a written document signed by a recognized art expert acceptable to Neal Auction Company that the lot question is a forgery.
D. Neal Auction Company shall not grant rescission to any person (including but not limited to the original buyer's heirs, legatees, assigns, transferee's, or subsequent purchasers) other than the original buyer, and any rights of the original buyer are not transferable or assignable.
E. Neal Auction Company shall not grant rescission when: (i) there is a conflict of expert opinion as to the authorship; (ii) expert opinion supported authorship at the time of sale, although expert opinion may have changed after the date of sale; and (iii) scientific processes that were unavailable, expensive or impractical at the time of sale have revealed since the time of sale that the author or period Neal Auction Company believed to be accurate at the time of sale was inaccurate.
F. In any dispute between Neal Auction Company and buyer regarding authorship of a work of art, it is stipulated that rescission of the sale and refund of the price paid shall be the buyer's sole recourse or remedy, if any is available, and Neal Auction Company shall not be responsible or obligated for any damages (including compensatory, general, incidental, exemplary or special damages), non-pecuniary losses, costs, expenses, injury, mental anguish, lost profits, attorney's fees, or any other monetary or injunctive relief.
2. The auctioneer shall have absolute discretion in determining the successful bidder. At the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, title to the offered lot will pass to the bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. The bidder thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility and will pay full purchase price for the said lot.
3. The auctioneer may decide that any original bid is not commensurate
with the value of the article offered, or that any advance thereafter is not of sufficient amount, he may reject the same.
4. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the sale of the item.
5. No merchandise will be released before the end of the auction.
6. If the buyer fails to comply with any of the conditions of sale, Neal Auction Company reserves the right to hold such defaulting buyer liable for the purchase price; to cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer; resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately on seven days' notice to the buyer or, take such other actions available by law as deemed necessary or appropriate. If Neal Auction Company resells the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorneys' fees, commissions, incidental damages and all other charges due hereunder.
1 The successful bidder agrees to pay a buyer's premium in the amount of 23% of the hammer price on each lot. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.
2. Unless exempt by law, the purchaser will be required to pay Louisiana and local taxes, and, if applicable, any federal luxury or other tax, on the total purchase price.
3. Documentation of tax exemption must be provided upon registration. Taxes will not be removed without proper documentation.
4. Payment in full must be made by the successful bidder within 10 days of the auction date. Interest charges will apply to invoices not paid after this period expires. We reserve the right to require payment in full of the sales price at the moment of the successful bid.
5. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted for invoices up to $25,000 per customer. If a client does not pay within 10 days of the auction, the credit card number provided to establish your bidding account will be charged in full for any invoice amount due.
Any customer not accredited by the Neal Auction Co. must present a letter of reference from their bank or other suitable source acceptable to Neal Auction Company. The Neal Auction Co. requests that the merchandise be held on premises until the check clears or money can be wired into the Neal Auction Co. account.
We will assist buyers in making shipping arrangements by furnishing information on packers and shippers. Handling of purchased lots by us is at the risk of the purchaser. Final shipping arrangements and agreements are strictly between the buyer and the shipper. NEAL AUCTION COMPANY DOES NOT SHIP ANY ITEMS SOLD AT AUCTION. NO EXCEPTIONS. NEAL AUCTION COMPANY DOES NOT PACK ITEMS PURCHASED AT AUCTION.
We will be glad to store certain items purchased at auction until transportation is arranged. Unless other arrangements are made and confirmed in writing, all items must be removed within one week of the auction. On the first business day following that time period, merchandise remaining in the gallery will be turned over to a storage facility. The owner will be responsible for handling and storage costs. Handling costs will be a minimum of $50.00. Storage rates will carry a minimum charge of $15.00 per month. For a list of our storage charges by item category, please ask our customer service personnel at the front desk area. All items handled or stored will be at the purchaser's risk. Storage charges are billed monthly and must be paid before merchandise is released. We are not liable for any damage to merchandise after the sale.