Numerous Possibilities of Participation

Participation in the Auction Hall (directly or by proxy)

The most traditional way to take part in the auction is to be present in the hall, either in person or by being represented by an attorney

Live Participation

It’s the most innovative way to take part in an auction: sitting in front of your computer you’ll watch the live broadcast of the auction session and you can place your bids via the Internet in real time.

Telephone Participation

You can also participate in the auction by telephone, assisted by a member of our staff who, during the auction session, will update you on the progress of the bids by transmitting your bids to the auctioneer. The service is free of charge and must be booked at least 24 hours before the start of the auction at our premises or by forwarding the form published at the bottom of the catalogue to Bertolami Fine Arts.

Fixed Bids

You can make a fixed bid corresponding to the maximum price you are willing to pay to win the lot. In this case Bertolami Fine Arts will compete in the auction in your place, trying to make you win the lot at the lowest possible price. Fixed bids can be formulated through a special electronic mechanism operating on our website or by sending us the form published at the bottom of the catalogue.

Select the Lots you are Interested In

The Catalogue

The lots placed in the enchantment are photographed and described on our site and in a catalogue that can be picked up at our headquarters and is sent to those who request it. For each lot we usually indicate two prices, corresponding to its minimum and maximum valuation.

The Preview

The beaten auction sessions are preceded by a free entrance preview in which, for a few days, the lots are exposed to the public. The lots offered for sale in electronic auctions are visible on request.


Only registered users are eligible to participate in the auction. Those who participate in the auction hall register by filling out a summary form and providing a photocopy of an identity document.

Check The Auction Results

To check the auction results consult the list of awards that Bertolami Fine Arts publishes on its website within five working days from the closing of the sales sessions.

Final Price

The final price to be paid in the event of an allotment consists of the allotment price plus the auction fees, i.e. the commission due to the auctioneer for the brokerage provided. To the figure thus reached will be added the taxes imposed by the tax system of the state in which the auction was held (in Italy VAT is applied).

The auction fees are calculated as a variable percentage of the auction price according to predetermined parameters, described in the conditions of sale published at the bottom of the catalogue.

Delivery and Transport

Customers who do not wish to collect their purchase personally can take advantage of a delivery service including packaging, shipping and insurance. The service is activated after approval of the cost estimate by the applicant.

Terms and Conditions Of Payment

Payment of the lots awarded must be made within ten days of receipt of the purchase invoice. The following payment systems are allowed:

  • Bank cheque or bank draft
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • Paypal

Certificate of Freedom of Movement

Italian law provides that the export of things of cultural interest, which are works of an author no longer living and whose execution dates back more than 50 years is subject to the issue of a certificate of free movement. Bertolami Fine Art can follow the practice aimed at obtaining such certificate upon request of the buyer (or seller). For information on the costs and modalities of the service, please contact the department of the goods for which you intend to apply for free circulation.

The missed or late issue of the same does not constitute a reason for the cancellation or cancellation of the sale, nor does it justify the late payment by the buyer.