tableaux, mobilier et objets d'art dimanche 10 mars 2019 à 11h00

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tableaux, mobilier et objets d'art

Bolli & Romiti
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LOTS 1-497: Antichità Marciana, San Marco 2597 - Venezia
from March 6th to 10th, 11 - 19

LOTS 498-535: Rio di Cannaregio - Sottoportego dei Vedei 1057 - Venezia
from March 6th to 9th, 11 - 19
Conditions of sale
Bolli&Romiti Condition of sale are implicitly
accepted by anyone who is willing to participate to
any auction.
1) Bolli&Romiti 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 is meant to be concluded between the
seller and the buyer, therefore Bolli&Romiti is only
responsible towards the buyer or other parties for
what concerns its agent activity. All responsibilities
pursuant to art. 1476 and following the Italian Civil
Code are taken on the seller. Items are sold to the
highest bidder and sales are meant to be in “cash”.
The auctioneer’s hammer coming down defines
the end of the bidding and the execution of the
contract between seller and buyer.
2) Properties on sale could be antique secondhand
goods. Therefore, the definition reported
under clause 3 letter “e” of the Italian Consumer’s
Code (D.lgs. 6.09.2005, n. 206) is not applicable.
The selection of the items to include in a particular
auction is exclusively made by Bolli&Romiti, that will
guarantee the identification of the most adequate
auction to achieve the highest price for sellers’
3) Before the auction, Bolli&Romiti puts most
of the lots from its sales on public display. The
presale exhibitions are aimed at allowing a deep
evaluation of authenticity, attribution, condition,
provenance, origin, date, age and quality of the
lots, with the purpose to clarify any possible
puzzlement or inaccuracy in the catalogue.
Bolli&Romiti experts will be pleased to provide
prospective bidders any additional information,
backed-up by the documentation available. Any
opinion or Condition Report which Bolli&Romiti
may produce does not reflect an exhaustive
description and some restorations or imperfections
may not be mentioned; our experts’ statements
are purely subjective and do not substitute a
direct examination by the prospective buyer. In
fact, the descriptions included in the catalogues
are simply indications reflecting personal opinions
and we encourage potential buyers to inspect
each item carefully before bidding. Once the sale
is concluded, no claim regarding restorations,
defects and catalogue mistakes will be admitted.
Mechanical and electrical goods (clocks, lamps,
automat, etc.), are considered for their aesthetical
value only; Bolli&Romiti does not guarantee that
they are in working order.
4) Bolli&Romiti offers all items for sale at auction “as
is”, meaning that properties are sold with all existing
faults and imperfections as cracks, restorations,
lacks or substitutions. Such defects, even if not
explicitly reported in the catalogue, cannot be
contested in a dispute after the sale. Antiquities,
for their own nature, may have been restored or
modified (e.g. overpainted) and complaints related
to such interventions cannot be accepted.
5) Descriptions and illustrations in the catalogues
or in any other visual material are exclusively
meant to identify the items and reflects opinions,
therefore they can be modified before the auction.
Concerning the catalogue, Bolli&Romiti is not
responsible for mistakes and omissions that may
occur, nor counterfeiting can be supposed, since
there is no implicit or explicit guarantee regarding
the items on sale. Illustrations in the catalogue
should not be considered exact representations of
the state of preservation of the properties.
6) XX and XXI century artworks (Modern and
Contemporary art) are usually followed by
certificates of authenticity and other documents
provided by official foundations, archives or other
entities, properly reported in catalogue. 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 artwork.
7) All the information regarding hall-marks of
metals, carats and weight of gold, diamonds and
valuable gems must be considered as purely
approximate; Bolli&Romiti is not responsible for
possible mistakes or falsification of valuable items
nor for their authenticity certificates. Bolli&Romiti
does not guarantee authenticity certificates issued
by independent gemmological laboratories, even if
the presence of such references is reported in the
8) Concerning books, successful bidders are not
entitled to dispute any damage (e.g. bindings,
foxing, wormholes, trimmed pages or plates or
any other defect) not affecting the integrity of
texts and/or illustrations, nor missing indices of
plates, blank pages, insertions, supplements and
additions supposed to be subsequent to the date
of publication of the work can be disputed.
9) Any dispute regarding knocked down items will
be handled by, on one hand, Bolli&Romiti experts
and, on the other end, a qualified expert appointed
by the party involved. A registered return mail must
be submitted within fifteen days from the bid; no
dispute after this period will be admitted. If the
complaint reveals to be legitimate, the successful
bidder will be refunded upon the return of the
item, excluding any other pretence or expectation.
If, within three months from the discovery and no
later than five years from the sale, the buyer claim
the fact the item sold is a fake, if the buyer returns
such item free from third party rights and in the
same conditions as it was at the time of the sale,
Bolli&Romiti shall be entitled, at its discretion, to
nullify the sale and disclose to the buyer the name
of the seller, giving prior notice to him. Making
an exception to the conditions above mentioned,
Bolli&Romiti will not refund the buyer if the
description in the catalogue was generally shared
among scholars and experts at the time of the sale
or if the authenticity or attribution of the lot was
said controversial, and if, at the time of the auction,
the forgery could have been recognized only by
complex or expensive examination, or by analyses
that could have damaged the object or reduced its
10) The auctioneer may accept absentee bids
from those who cannot or do not wish to attend
an auction. Telephone bids may or may not be
accepted according to irrevocable judgment of
Bolli&Romiti and submitted to the auctioneer at the
bidder’s risk. Phone bids are for free and bidders
accept their phone bids to be recorded. No claim
referring to any mistake concerning written, phone
or live offers, or referring to any non-recorded bid
will be accepted.
11) Properties are knocked down by the auctioneer
to the highest bidder. In case of dispute between
two or more bidders on a particular knocked
down item, the bid must be re-open starting from
the latest registered bid. During the auction, the
auctioneer is entitled to: withdraw a lot, make bids
to reach the reserve price, as agreed between
Bolli&Romiti and the seller, and take any action he
deems suitable to the circumstances, as sum up /
separate lots or change the order of sale.
12) Prospective bidders attending the auction
must be registered presenting an ID and providing
personal information such as current address and,
possibly, bank references or equivalent guarantees.
They will be given a “personal number” reported on
a paddle. To place a bid, prospective bidders are
invited to raise their paddle until the auctioneer
acknowledges the winner. To pay for the purchase,
winning bidders will need to bring the paddle
to the payments counter. Buyers who have not
provided ID and current address in advance must
do it immediately after a knock down. Bolli&Romiti
reserves the right to deny anyone the participation
to the auction and to reject offers from unknown
or unwelcome bidders, unless a deposit covering
the entire value of the desired lot is raised or an
adequate guarantee is provided. In case of late or
missed payments from a purchaser, Bolli&Romiti is
allowed to refuse any other offer from him or from
a representative of him in the following auctions.
13) The commission paid to Bolli&Romiti by the
buyer is 24% on the hammer price, including VAT.
Any other possible tax or duty is on the buyer.
14) The buyer can make a down payment after the
sale and settle the residual balance within three
working days, before collecting the item(s) at his
risk and expense; anyway, the withdrawal must be
completed within ten days from the knock down.
In case of total or partial non-payment of the due
amount within the deadline, Bolli&Romiti is allowed
a) return the good to the seller and demand from
the buyer the payment of the commission;
b) act in order to obtain a compulsory payment;
c) sell the item privately or in a following auction in
the name and at the expenses of the purchaser,
according to art. 1515 of the Italian Civil Code
and possibly asking for a compensation for the
After ten days from the auction, Bolli&Romiti
is not responsible towards the buyer for any
deterioration or damage of the item(s) and is
entitled to apply storage and transportation fees
to and from the warehouse according to fees
available on request. All risks for items’ damage
and/or loss are transferred to the buyer, who is
allowed to withdraw the purchased items upon
the payment, to Bolli&Romiti, of the hammer price
plus commissions and any other fees concerning
the packing, handling, transport and/or storage of
the items.
15) Concerning items subjected to the D.lgs.
22.01.2004 n. 42 (i.e. Codice dei Beni Culturali) and
related regulation, buyers must observe all existing
legislative dispositions but, if the Italian State claims
its pre-emptive right, no reimbursement or interest
on commission on the hammer price already paid
can be expected from Bolli&Romiti or the vendor
by the buyer. The exportation of lots by the buyers,
both resident and not resident in Italy, is regulated
by the above mentioned law and by any other
possible custom, financial and tax rule in force.
The export of items of 70 years old and more is
subjected to the release of an export license from
the competent Authority. Bolli&Romiti does not
take any responsibility towards the purchaser for
any possible export restriction of the items sold,
nor for any possible license or certificate to be
obtained according to the Italian law.
16) Bolli&Romiti Logistics partners can advise
buyers about exportation and shipping of
purchased item/s. For any support please contact
17) Concerning the exportation of items of
protected species (e.g. coral, ivory, turtle, crocodile,
whale bones, rhinoceros’ horns, etc.), a CITES
export license released by the Ministry for the
Environment and the Safeguard of the Territory
must be released. Prospective bidders are asked
to get all the necessary information concerning
the laws on these exports in the countries of
18) The “Droit de Suite” or Artist Resale Right is due by the seller (Italian State Law n. 663, clause 152,
April 22nd, 1941, replaced by Decree n. 118, clause
10, February 13th, 2006).
19) Evaluations reported in the catalogue are in
Euros and represent a mere approximation. These
values can be equal, higher or lower to the reserve
price agreed with the sellers.
20) These Conditions of Sale, regulated by the
Italian law, are silently accepted by anyone who
is willing to take part in the auction and are at
everyone’s disposal. All controversies concerning
the sales activity at Bolli&Romiti are regulated by
the Court of Rome.
21) According to art. 13 D.lgs. 196/2003 (Privacy
Code), the personal information submitted to
Bolli&Romiti both in soft or hard-copy will be
used to execute the sales contracts and the
other activities concerning the social object of
Bolli&Romiti. The provision of personal data is
optional but it is fundamental for the execution of
the contracts. The registration at the auctions gives
Bolli&Romiti the opportunity to send its customers
the catalogues of the following auctions and keep
them update about any other initiative.
22) Any communication regarding the auction must
be done by registered return mail addressed to:
Bolli&Romiti S.r.l.
Via Beatrice Cenci 9-9A, 00186 - Rome, Italy
How to buy
Taking part in an auction implies the entire and
unconditional acceptance of our Conditions of Sale.
Before an auction, a presale exhibition, which is
open and admission free, enables prospective
buyers to inspect each item carefully before bidding
verifying all of the features of the properties such
as authenticity, state of preservation, materials,
provenance and consistency with the information
reported in the catalogue.
Integrity and state of preservation
The objects of the auction are sold “as is”;
Bolli&Romiti experts will be pleased to provide
prospective bidders additional information,
backed-up by further documentation, if available.
The Condition Reports which Bolli&Romiti may
produce do not reflect an exhaustive description
and some restorations or imperfections may not
be mentioned; such statements of opinion given
by our experts, are purely subjective and do not
substitute a direct examination by the prospective
buyer. Moreover, the descriptions included in the
catalogues have a mere indicative character and
reflect opinions, therefore prospective buyers
should personally inspect the condition of each
lot in order to ascertain its effective state, both
from the technical and the aesthetical points
of view. After the purchase, no claim regarding
restorations, defects and errors in the catalogue
will be admitted. Mechanical and electrical goods
(clocks lamps, automat, etc.), are considered for
their aesthetical value only; Bolli&Romiti gives no
guarantee that they are in working order.
All of the items on sale will be described in the
related catalogue, edited both in hard-copy and
soft-copy and available on
It provides the bidder with some general
information about the lot and represents the
opinion of our experts.
It represents the evaluation of each lot, made by
our experts.
Starting price
It is the price from which the auction starts and
normally it is equal to the reserve price, which is the
price agreed between Bolli&Romiti and the seller.
For the items on sale to the M.O. (Miglior offerente
Best Bidder), the starting price will be € 50,00; for
the other items, the increments will be by 10% and
can change at the auctioneer’s discretion.
Auction participation
Bidding in person: in order to bid in person,
potential purchasers have to present IDs,
current address and, possibly, bank references
or equivalent guarantees; bidders will be then
provided with a bidding number, valid for the
entire auction. All lots sold will be invoiced to the
name and address supplied when collecting the
Bidding Number and they will not be able to be
transferred to other names and/or addresses.
Should a potential purchaser wish to bid on behalf
of a third party, s/he should inform Bolli&Romiti
before the beginning of the auction. Without
such communication, the purchased items will be
invoiced to the registered contact person and it will
not be possible to modify such appointment.
Written and telephone bids: in order to bid by
means of written or telephone bids, bidders have
to fill out the Absentee Bid Form, available on
our website or in the catalogue, and send it by
fax to +39 0687670147 or by e-mail at offerte@ Written bids are carried out on
behalf of the bidder at the lowest price possible in
consideration of the reserve price and the other
bids offered. In case of multiple offers for the same
price on the same item, it will be accepted the first
one received. Offers below the reported minimum
estimation will not be accepted. Telephone bids will
be accepted for items with a minimum estimate of
€ 300,00. One of our telephonists will contact you,
also in a foreign language, to let you take part in
the auction on real time for the lot of your interest.
Telephone bids are organised by Bolli&Romiti
according to the availability of the telephone lines
being used and telephone calls during the Auction
may be recorded. Potential purchasers who bid
by telephone consent to the recording of their
Live auction: you can bid online on, join the live auction section,
following the instructions. The service of written
and telephon bids is free of charge but it does not
imply any responsibilities for bids accidentally not
placed or for possible mistakes regarding their
carrying out. To consider them valid, Bolli&Romiti
must receive all bids at least two hours before the
Hammer price
The Hammer Price indicates that a sale of a lot has
been made and at that moment the purchaser
assumes full responsibility for the lot. As well as the
hammer price the purchaser has to recognise the
commissions (buyer’s premium) of 24% including
VAT, to be paid as laid down by the Law.
The payment of the hammer price, plus the
commissions of 24% including VAT, must be carry
out immediately after the sale by:
- Cash, up to € 2,999.00
- Credit card/bancomat via POS in our Headquarter
(i.e. Mastercard, Visa and AmEx)
- Bank transfer to: Intesa SanPaolo,
Filiale 6831, Roma-Prati, IBAN:
IT11W0306903388100000009017 BIC/SWIFT:
Bolli&Romiti may, upon agreement with the seller,
offer those purchasers it deems reliable the
possibility to pay for lots in instalments.
Potential purchasers who wish to undertake
payment by instalments should contact the
Management of Bolli&Romiti before the sale.
Collection of lots
Purchasers must collect the lot/s by seven working
days from the date of the auction. When collecting
the items, the purchaser will has to exhibit his ID.
If the lots already paid will be collected by a third
person, the latter must have a written proxy signed
by the purchaser and a copy of the purchaser’s ID.
If the purchaser asks so, Bolli&Romiti personnel
could organize wrapping and transportation of
the lots at the purchaser’s risk and expenses.
Bolli&Romiti will not be held responsible for any
damages. After seven working days from the
auction, Bolli&Romiti will not be responsible either
for the custody of the lot/s or for any damage that
may occur to the lot/s upon their removal to an
appropriate warehouse and the purchaser will be
charged with the costs of storage as follows:
- Furniture/sculptures: € 15,00/day + VAT
- Paintings: € 10,00/day + VAT
- Objects: € 5,00/day + VAT
On Management’s discretion, items can be
transferred, upon communication to the seller, to
the storage space of Itaca Transport, Via Rocca di
Cave 31, Roma, which will apply the same storage
fees plus shipping costs.
Shipping of purchased items
The Bolli&Romiti Staff will be glad to assist
purchasers with the shipping according to written
instructions given by purchasers, 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
Bolli&Romiti from any responsibility. Our Staff is
available for evaluations and advice in relation to
the shipping methods employed and insurance of
the lot/s.
Exportation of purchased items
The Law Decree no. 42 of January 22nd 2004
regulates the export of cultural heritage and goods
outside Italy. The EU Regulation no. 3911/92 of
December 9th 1992, as modified by EU Regulation
no. 2469/96 of December 16th 1996 and by EU
Regulation no. 974/01 of May 14th 2001, regulates
the export of cultural heritage and goods outside
the European Union. In order to export outside
Italy cultural heritage and goods that are over 70
years old an Export Licence that the purchaser has
to procure for him/herself personally is needed.
Bolli&Romiti is not involved in the procurement of
such permits and cannot therefore guarantee the
relative issue of such permits. Bolli&Romiti, upon
the request of the purchaser, may provide the
purchaser with information about companies able
to tackle the operations necessary for the granting
of the Export Licence. Should the above-mentioned
authorisation not be granted the Purchase of the
lot/s is not nullified, neither is the payment of the
lot/s. With reference to the regulations contained in
art. 8, 1st paragraph, letter B DPR 633/72. In order
to take the lot/s outside the European Union and
claim the VAT refund, purchasers have to respect
the following procedures:
- The completion of customs forms/papers and
transport outside the European Union within three
months from the invoice date.
- The sending
within the same term of the original customs
taxation stamp or equivalent document directly to
The three months’ term from the invoice date
may be suspended while the export certification is
How to sell
Evaluations of properties
Bolli&Romiti is at your disposal for free evaluations
of objects or collection to sell. A preliminary
evaluation can be carried out based on pictures
with all necessary information concerning the
objects and all possible documentation. By
appointment, it is possible to carry out home
Reserve price
After the evaluation, Bolli&Romiti and the seller
agree on a reserve price, which is the minimum
amount under which the lot cannot be sold. This
price is strictly confidential and it could be inferior,
equal or superior to the estimate reported in the
catalogue and it will be protected by the auctioneer
by special increments. If the reserve price is not
reached, the lot is considered as unsold.
Warrant of Sale - Commission fees - Droit de
On the hammer price, Bolli&Romiti deduces a
commission of 17%, including VAT, insurance,
online and paper based marketing and other taxes.
The seller is responsible for the transportation to
and, if needed, from the exhibition site, import/
export duties, if necessary. At the moment of the
delivery of the lots to the auction house, the seller
receives a receipt with the descriptions of the
lo and the reserve prices agreed on. A warrant
of sale is then be signed by both parties, which
subscribe all the contractual conditions, reserve
prices, numbers of the lot/s and possible additional
charges to the seller. Before the auction, the seller
receives a copy of the catalogue with his objects.
The Droit de suite - Artist’s Resale Right has been
in force in Italy since April 9th 2006 with the Law
Decree no. 118 (13/02/2006). It represents the
right of the Author/Artist (living or deceased within
the previous seventy years) of figurative art works
and manuscripts to perceive a percentage of the
sale price of his/her original works upon sales that
follow the initial sale of the work/s in question.
Resale Royalties are charged to the seller where the
hammer price is € 3,000 or more and will not be
superior to € 12,500 per lot. The amount to be paid
may thus be calculated:
- 4% for the sale price up to € 50,000.01
- 3% for the sale price between € 50,000.01 and
€ 200,000.00
- 1% for the sale price between € 200,000.01 and €
- 0.5% for the sale price between € 350,000.01 and
€ 500,000,00
- 0.25% for the sale price above € 500,000.01
The Artist’s Resale Right charged to the seller is paid
by Bolli&Romiti to the SIAE (The Italian Society for
Authors and Editors) as laid down by the Law.
After the auction
After the auction, each seller receives a provisional
report with a list of all his objects and relevant
After fifteen working days from the auction,
Bolli&Romiti sends the seller the payment due
for lot sold, based on the hammer price less a
commission and any agreed-upon expenses, if
the purchaser fulfilled the obligation he took with
the adjudication and no claim or controversy
concerning the items sold occurred.
The payment can be provided by:
- Cash, up to € 2.999,00
- Bank draft
- Bank transfer
At the time of payment, Bolli&Romiti issues an
invoice with the indication of hammer price,
commissions and other possible costs.
Unsold lots
Unsold lots must be collected by the seller at his
expenses within ten days after the auction. After
this date, Bolli&Romiti is not responsible for the
loss or the damaging of the lots. Moreover, the
seller has to pay the cost of transportation and
storage as follows:
- Furniture/sculptures: € 15,00/day + VAT
- Paintings: € 10,00/day + VAT
- Objects: € 5,00/day + VAT
On Management’s discretion, items can be
transferred, upon communication to the seller, to
the storage space of Itaca Transport, Via Rocca di
Cave 31, Roma, which applies the same storage
fees plus shipping costs.
Bolli&Romiti experts are available to carry
out written expertise for insurances, heritage
sharing, private sales or other purposes, paying
compensation adequate to the nature and the
quantity of work necessary.
Glossary of terms
Statements reported in the catalogue and related
to authors, attribution, origin, period, source and
condition of lots, are to be considered as opinions
of the experts, not as a given fact. Therefore, please
find below a summary of the terminology generally
used in the catalogues, keeping in mind that is only
Bolli&Romiti’s opinion:
Leonardo: the art work is made by the artist.
Ascribed to Leonardo: the art work may be made
by Leonardo.
School of Leonardo: the art work is made by
an unknown artist working in the workshop of
Leonardo, who may have supervised the realization
of such art work.
Circle of Leonardo: the art work is made by an
artist who, even if unknown, is clearly linked to the
Leonardo, not necessarily as a scholar.
Style/follower of Leonardo: the work is made by
an artist who is approximately contemporary to
Leonardo and who works in the style of him, even if
not necessarily as a scholar.
Manner of Leonardo: the art work is made in the
style of Leonardo, but in a later period.
From Leonardo: the art work is a copy of a
Leonardo work.
In style...: the work is in the mentioned style but
realized in a later period.
Signed/dated: the work is signed/dated by the
artist who made it. Signature and/or date inscribed:
such information have been added in a later
Antique elements: the item is made of elements/
material of prior periods.
Restorations: most of the times, antique items
are subject to restorations, integrations and/
or substitutions. The wording “restorations”
is mentioned only if our experts consider the
interventions significant enough to compromise,
entirely or partially, the authenticity of an item.
Defects: the item has evident lacks, breaks or usage
M.O.: “Miglior Offerente”, which means best bitter.
It is used for items of modest value and with an
auction starting price of € 50,00.
Upon request: it refers to item of great value. To
have an estimation from our expert, please contact
our management.