Explanations to the Catalogue and Further information for the buyer.
Measurements are valid as follows: Height, Width, Depth; they are given in cm. measures of graphical works refer to the actual size of the representations respectively the plate size for etchings and engravings as far as not mentioned otherwise
Measurements in brackets „( )“ refer to the paper size.
Indication of the artist and date refer to intellectual authorship of the model; the execution may also have been made after the artist's death. Size stated in centimeters excluding base.
The description of the works of art has been given greatest care. Main defiviencies are mentioned in the catalogue. The condition of the objects is always being considered in the estimated price.
Since the catalogue text normally contains no particulars about the condition of medium, substrate and frame, we will be happy to provide you further information upon request. No liability can be accepted for frames.
Name ohne Zusatz
(Name without addition)
In our opinion undoubtedly a work of the stated artist.
In our opinion probably wholly or partly a work of the stated artist.
In our opinion from the workshop of the stated artist, presumably under his supervision.
In our opinion a contemporary work showing the influence of the stated artist.
In our opinion a copy of a work of the stated artist.
Titel in "..."
In our opinion the work was personally titled by the artist.
In our opinion the work was personally signed and/or dated by the artist.
In our opinion the work was signed/dated by someone else later.
The catalogue information is a partial reproduction of the text contained in VAN HAM's published catalogue for the sale for which you have requested access and is available to our visitors for their convenience. Certain important information and notices contained in the published catalogue may not be included in the catalogue text available on-line. Please note that the published version of the catalogue constitutes the original source material for the catalogue information you have requested. To the extent that there is any difference between the published catalogue and the catalogue information available to you online, the terms of the published catalogue will prevail. The text contained on this site may be modified at any time during the pre-sale pe-riod, lots may be added or withdrawn and important announcements concerning lots or the terms under which they are offered may be made or circulated to bidders at the actual auction. VAN HAM is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in the catalogue material you have requested. The catalogue information may be a-mended by written notice posted during the exhibition prior to the sale or by an oral announcement made during the sale. VAN HAM retains exclusive copyright to the catalogue information you have re-quested. You may not duplicate or otherwise reproduce the catalogue information without the express written permission of VAN HAM.
Further information for the buyer:
We will gladly mail you our latest catalogue which you may order by telephone +49•221•925862-10 and pay by credit card. You may also order a catalogue subscription.
All items to be auctioned may be inspected at our premises during our preview. Our experts will be available for any questions you might have.
Condition reports on single pieces are available on request (except for the sale "Decorative Art").
Upon request we will take photographs of individual objects. You may order these pictures with the enclosed ordering card
(Euro 2,50 per photograph).
Please note that written or faxed bids or bids via our online catalogue must be received at least 24 hours before the auction commences. Otherwise we will not be able to warrant consideration. The stated maximum bid will only be exploited until the reserve has been achieved or a bidder at the auction resp. other written quotations are outbid. In case of estimates exceeding € 250 you are also able to bid by telephone.
Important information for new clients
Please use in addition to the bidding-form our form Registration for First Time Bidders and send it to us together with a photocopy of your identity card or passport.
Offer for sale and auctioning
The objects listed in the catalogue will be offered for sale approximately 20% under the estimated price i.e. usually under the reserve. Auctioning will progress in 10%-steps (maximum); the auctioneer reserves the right to deviations.
For objects sold under the margin scheme a buyers premium of 25 % on the first € 50,000 and 22 % on all monies in excess thereof including VAT will be added on the bid award. Lots which are listed in the appendix to be sold with VAT are calculated in line with standard taxation, i.e. statutory turnover tax is levied on the bid price plus 19 % premium on the first € 50,000 and 16 % on all monies in excess thereof. VAT currently amounts to 19 % (Objet d’arts, furniture, jewellery, carpets, silkscreens, offsets, photographs, etc.) i.e. 7 % (paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, etc.). Dealers who are entitled to prior-tax deduction generally have the option of regular taxation. We kindly request these dealers to inform us before invoicing.
Artist´s Resale Right
In accordance with § 26 of the German Copyright Law / UrhG VAN HAM is legally obligated to pay droit de suite (artist's resale right) on all original works of art as well as original photographic works, whose authors are not dead or did not decease 70 years before the end of the legal year of purchase. The buyer is currently required to contribute 1% of the hammer price for this purpose.
Purchases must be paid in cash, with cheque or EC card during the auction resp. two weeks after invoicing at the latest. Invoices made during or immediately after the auction are subject to review and may be corrected. In case of remittance or payment in other currencies, exchange losses and bank expenses go to the account of the purchaser. In case of payment delay, interest to the amount of 1% per started month may be added to the invoice total.
Paid objects may be collected during the auction. In case of pick-up at a later date, we kindly request notification in order to avoid waiting times. Objects not picked up four weeks after invoicing at the latest may be stored at the purchaser's expenses.
Exports to third (i.e. non-EU) countries will be exempt from VAT, and so will be exports made by companies from other EU member states if they state their VAT identification number. Persons who have bought an item at auction and export it as personal Luggage to any third country will be refunded the VAT as soon as the form certifying the exportation and the exporter’s identity has been returned to the auctioneer. Our staff will be glad to advise you on the export formalities. Export to countries outside the European Community is subject to the restrictions of the European Agreement for the Protection of Cultural Heritage from 1993 and the Unesco conventions from 1970.
Upon receipt of a written shipment notification, the transport will be done by post, courier or shipper and will be insured upon request. Please check our shipping-cost-calculations:
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In case of a total value of goods from € 1.000 or more, an export licence must be submitted at customs office. For preparing these documents we charge € 25.
Starting the first workday after the auction, you may enquire the results of the sale via our home page (www.van-ham.com). The Lists of results and unsold items will be mailed upon request (telephone: +49 221• 925862-0).
From the first day after the auction, the unsold objects may be inspected at our premises and may be purchased at the estimate plus premium.