Before the live auction on April 29, we offer you to place your max bid
Instead of incrementally bidding in a live auction, you can use the maximum bid feature. This represents the absolute highest price you are willing to pay for a lot.
You should determine beforehand the most you are willing to pay for an item and our system will act as a proxy bidder in your absence during a live auction. Incremental bids will automatically be placed on your behalf, beginning at the lowest increment, and without going higher than your maximum bid.
If you get outbid by another client, you’ll be notified via email or push notifications in order to give you the opportunity to increase your bid.
If two different bidders enter the same maximum bid, we will prioritize the bid which was entered first.
The maximum bid does not determine the sum you will pay - just the limit of what you are ready to pay.
This solution is good if:
During the live auction on April 29, you can place real-time bids for the open lot
You can participate in the auction online, in the room, by telephone, or by placing a maximum bid in advance.
Live bids are accepted only for the open lot, from the moment it opens until it is closed (sold or passed) by the auctioneer.
For Assistance with Bidding
Phone: +41 43 243 71 06
We introduce the fixed price option for the exhibition period April 19 to April 28, 24 hours before the live auction. This is a unique model combining private sales and a live auction in one format.
What is the “fixed price” option?
In line with the commonly provided estimates and starting prices for the lots, we offer you an additional option – skip the bidding and buy at a fixed price. This option allows the most desiring collector to buy the artwork directly.
Is there a risk that the same artwork will be acquired by several bidders?
No, to eliminate such risks – once you confirm the fixed price sale, no one else can buy. It remains blocked for 3 working days allowing you to proceed with payment.
If you do not provide proof of payment within this period, your order is automatically withdrawn and the artwork again become available to all. Once you paid, the lot is marked as sold and is withdrawn from bidding.
What happens if a lot is sold before the live bidding starts?
In case the lot was purchased at a fixed before the auction, it will not be available for bidding during the live auction.
Can I use the function anytime?
No. For timed auctions, the option closes 24 hours before the the live bidding opens.