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Pair of Chinese late 19th/early 20th Century brass vases heavily decorated with four toed dragons...

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Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Pair of Chinese late 19th/early 20th Century brass vases heavily decorated with four toed dragons chasing pearls. Character marks to base. Height 34cm. (2).  (L)

Pair of Chinese late 19th/early 20th Century brass vases heavily decorated with four toed dragons chasing pearls. Character marks to base. Height 34cm. (2).  (L)

Antiques, Interiors & Fine Art Sale

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 409
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144 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire
SN4 7AB
United Kingdom

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(b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description 

(c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the auctioneer brings down the hammer;

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(b) Under the money laundering regulations in force we are required to verify the identity of all customers we transact with as well as any beneficiaries on behalf of whom they may transact. Customers who are unable to or refuse to supply required identification documents and proof of address will not be able to bid in our auctions. Copies of customer due diligence checks will be stored for as long as it is necessary to satisfy legal requirements in an appropriate storage facility which for the avoidance of doubt may include storage solely in electronic form;

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(e) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to one bid below any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.

 

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(e) We accept credit and debit cards, bank transfers and cash up to £5000. We do not accept checks.

 

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(b) The Buyer shall, at their own risk and expense, take away any lots they have purchased and paid for not later than 7 working days following the sale. All items not collected within 7 days will be automatically removed to storage and subject to a minimum storage charge of £20 (plus VAT) per lot and to a further storage charge of £5 (plus VAT) per lot per day or part thereof until collected. These charges will be the sole liability of the purchaser and will be billed directly to them by RWB Auctions. Adjustment of these charges might be possible if we are instructed by the purchaser to deliver to them.

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(d) If you have requested a third party to collect your item for you we must have received written confirmation from you first. We will not release any items where formal confirmation has not been provided.

 

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If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with our Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf, shall be entitled to proceed against the Buyer for damages for breach of contract.RWB Auctions will be able to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to the Buyer or where appropriate to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty). In this case the Buyer shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus generated after our fees are paid will belong to the seller. We will remove, store and insure these Lots at the Buyer’s expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere.We will charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale.RWB Auctions will retain that or any other Lot sold to the Buyer until they pay the total amount due. We retain the right under our sole discretion to reject or ignore bids from the Buyer or their agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted.We will apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to the Buyer towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied.We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these conditions. Only bid if you intend to purchase the item because if you win the lot you will be liable to our terms and conditions.

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10.COMMISSION BIDS. Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition, we will if so instructed clearly and in writing, via telephone or our Website execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to inspect.

Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.

11.WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY. The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

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15.FORGERIES. Notwithstanding the preceding, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 12 months of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium +VAT provided that the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale.If you are personally not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition.

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Jewellery & Gemstones

Coloured Gemstones

Purchasers are advised that whilst great care has been taken in the examination of gemstones, it is not possible to test gemstones outside of laboratory conditions. Any gemstone not provided with a laboratory report has been assessed by RWB Auctions within the limitations of any mounting and an opinion has been given where possible.

Many coloured gemstones have been subjected to a variety of treatments designed to enhance their appearance. Certain enhancement methods, such as heating, are routinely used to alter aspects of rubies, sapphires, and other gemstones. Oiling is often undertaken to enhance the clarity of emeralds. The international jewellery trade has generally accepted these and other enhancement methods. Some treatments are permanent whereas others may only be semi-permanent, possibly requiring further re-treatment in order to retain their appearance.

Because of the widespread variety of treatments within the jewellery industry, prospective purchasers should assume that all gemstones will have been treated unless statements are made to the contrary. Gemmological reports from internationally recognised Gemmological Laboratories will be noted in the item description where available.

Diamonds

Advancements in technology have led to some diamonds being treated in a number of ways, all designed to improve their appearance or alter their colour. Processes include but are not necessarily limited to: fracture filling, laser drilling, a combination of drilling and filling, HPHT treatment, irradiation and various coatings. Buyers are also alerted to the fact that synthetic diamonds are now produced in large quantities. Whilst every effort is made to identify or disclose treated and synthetic goods, it is not possible for RWB Auctions to guarantee that all diamond set lots do not contain such material.

RWB Auctions do not knowingly offer treated diamonds for sale, unless a gemmological opinion disclosing the type of treatment has been obtained and the treatment would be stated within the item description.

 

Pearls

All lots containing pearls are untested and unwarranted as natural pearls 

Weights and Measures

Estimated Diamond weights, colours and clarities are given by RWB Auctions are intended as guides for prospective purchasers, with the given limitations of mounts and settings, and are opinions only, not guaranteed by RWB Auctions.

Weights of coloured gemstones offered are extrapolated on the estimated dimensions, using trade standard formulae. Due to the traditional cutting techniques for coloured gemstones it is possible there may be discrepancy between the stated estimate and the unmounted weight.

RWB Auctions do not guarantee the standard of gold, silver or platinum unless an item is hallmarked. Results from electronically tested items should only be used as a guide and with caution, as false readings are possible.

 Lengths and weights provided are estimates only.

 

Short Glossary of Terminology used:

John Smith: in our opinion a work by the artist.

Attributed to John Smith: in our opinion a work of the period, which may be in the whole, or in part, the work of the artist.

Studio of John Smith: in our opinion a work by an unknown hand, which may have been executed in the studio of the artist.

Circle of John Smith: in our opinion a work from the period of the artist and showing his influence.

Follower of John Smith: in our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist, but not necessarily by a pupil.

Manner of John Smith: in our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist, but at a later date.

After John Smith: in our opinion a copy of any date after a work by the artist.

Signed / Inscribed /Dated John Smith: in our opinion the work has been signed / inscribed / dated by the artist.

Bears signature / inscription / date of John Smith: in our opinion the signature / inscription / date are probably not by the hand of the artist.

Any item that may qualify item for Droit de Suite royalty charges will be appropriately marked in the catalogue. This payment is calculated on qualifying works of art which are sold for a hammer price more than the UK sterling equivalent of EURO 1,000. Please see our Terms and Conditions for a full definition of these charges.

Condition is not specified within the catalogue descriptions; please request a condition report for further advice.

Terms of Sale for Online Auctions 

The following terms apply to sales conducted online only and should be used alongside and not entirely exclusive to our buyers conditions of sale.

(a)If you are a consumer resident living within the European Union you have the right to cancel any online only transaction from us (for any reason) provided the claim is made within 14 calendar days of receipt of the item. We will require written notification of your intent within this 14 day time period via letter or email in order to process your return and may require proof of delivery date. 

(b) The 14 days begins on the first day the item is received by you or a nominated person on your behalf and does not include receipt or holding by shipping companies.

(c)Upon return receipt of the item RWB Auctions will refund the buyer within 10 days  provided we are happy that the item arrived in the condition it was expected to arrive in. We refund buyers the full cost of the item including auction fees and initial postage cost but any return costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. The refund will be given using the same method as the item was paid for.

(d)Where damage has occurred in transit we will require photographic proof of the item and any packaging to assist us with any third compensation claims.

(e)Please note RWB Auctions accept no financial responsibility for items sent via a third party shipping company. Where compensation has been taken out this is at the sole request of the buyer and is the liability of the relevant shipping firm.

(f)RWB Auctions nor the seller will be liable for any difficulty in executing bids due to but not exclusively caused by internet connection, bidding software, computer or phone errors.

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