Château Lynch-Bages 1988


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Château Lynch-Bages 1988
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Genova, Liguria
5ème Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac
1 Bottiglia (75cl)

5ème Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac
1 Bottiglia (75cl)


Sale Date(s)
Lots: 1 - 216
Lots: 217 - 339
Venue Address
Villa Carrega Cataldi
Via Albaro, 11

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22 May 2024
Session 1
2.30 pm lots 1 - 216
Session 2
5.30 pm lots 217 - 339

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TITIAN: in our opinion, the work is the work of the artist.

ATTRIBUTED TO TITIAN: in our opinion, the work is probably by the artist, but there is no absolute certainty.

TITIAN’S WORKSHOP/STUDIO: in our opinion, the work is made by an unknown painter working in the artist’s workshop/studio who may or may not have undertaken the painting under the artist’s supervision.

TITIAN’S CIRCLE: in our opinion, the work is made by an unknown painter who is in some way connected or associated to the artist, although not necessarily a pupil of the artist.

STYLE OF/FOLLOWER OF TITIAN: in our opinion, the work is made by a painter who was contemporary or almost contemporary to the artist, working in the same style of the artist, without being necessarily connected to him by an artist-pupil relationship.

MANNER OF TITIAN: in our opinion, the work has been carried out in the style of the artist but subsequent to the period of the artist.

FROM TITIAN: in our opinion, the work is a copy of a painting by the artist. IN THE STYLE OF...: in our opinion, the work is in the style mentioned, however from a later period.

SIGNED–DATED– INSCRIBED: in our opinion, the signature and/or date and/or inscription are by the artist.

BEARING SIGNATURE–DATE–INSCRIPTION: in our opinion, the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added.

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item. In the event of a new bid not being made, the Auctioneer, at his sole discretion, will communicate who is to be considered the successful Buyer of the lot/s. In case of any transfer to third parties of the purchased lot/s by the Buyer, ART AUCTION will consider the successful bidder as the sole person responsible for payment. Bidding at Auction in the name of and on behalf of third parties may be accepted only by providing ART AUCTIONS with adequate bank references as well as a power of attorney ad negotia at least three days before the Auction.



In case of two identical written bids, which are not exceeded by bids in the saleroom or by telephone, ART AUCTION will consider the one submitted first to be the successful one. ART AUCTIONS reserves the right to refuse, at its sole discretion, bids from unknown and/or unwelcome Buyers.



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30% of the Hammer Price up to and including € 2.000

25% on that part of the Hammer Price over € 2.001 and up to and including € 2.000.000

22% on that part of the Hammer Price above € 2.000.001

The following departments are exceptions:

A. Classic Cars 15% of the hammer price

B. Coins & Medals, Philately 20% of the hammer price

C. Wine & Spirits, Books & Manuscripts 25% of the hammer price



The Artist’s Resale Right has been in force in Italy since April 9th 2006 with the Law Decree no. 118 (13/02/2006). This 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 those sales taking place following the initial sale of the work/s in question. Resale Royalties will be charged to the Seller where the hammer price is 3.,000.00 Euro or more and will not be superior to 12,500.00 Euro per lot. The amount to be paid is determined as follows:

4% of the Hammer Price up to and including 50,000 euro.

3% on that part of the Hammer Price over 50,000,01 and up to and including 200,000 euro.

1% on that part of the Hammer Price over 200,000,01 and up to and including 350,000 euro.

0.5% on that part of the Hammer Price over 350,000,01 and up to and including 500,000 euro.

0.25% for the sale price above 500,000 euro.

The Artist’s Resale Right charged to the Seller will be paid by ART AUCTIONS to the SIAE (The Italian Society for Authors and Editors) as laid down by Law.



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7.1 Payment must be made in full, including Hammer Price, Buyer’s Premium and any other expenses within 10 working days from the date of the Auction, in legal currency in the Country where the auction took place by means of:

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7.2 In the case of lack of due payment, after full compensation of damages made to ART AUCTIONS, the Auction House may: a) return the item to the Seller and demand full payment from the Buyer of the due commissions/premium; b) undertake action in order to forcefully obtain the obligations of purchase; c) sell the lot/s privately or in subsequent Auctions, to the disadvantage of the original Buyer, treating any sums paid by the latter as a form of sanction. If the lot/s is kept by ART AUCTIONS this will be at the risk and expense of the Buyer and the Seller.


7.3 ART AUCTIONS will be authorized to agree with successful bidders on different forms of payment, deposit, sale by private treaty, insurance of goods and/or any other service that may be required to achieve the best performance of the deal.




The Buyer, after having paid all the sums due, must collect the lot/s acquired

within fifteen working days of the Auction date, at his/her own risk and

expense, in full consideration of the opening hours of ART AUCTIONS. When collecting the lot/s, the Buyer must provide ART AUCTIONS with a valid document of identity. Should the Buyer request a third party to collect the lot/s already paid for, the latter should possess a written permission signed by the Buyer and a copy of the Buyer’’s document of identity. The lot/s will be given to the Buyer or to the third party only upon payment made in full. Buyers and Sellers expressly recognize to the Auction House the right to retain the lot/s until all sums due to ART AUCTIONS have been paid in full.



Should the Buyer not collect the lot/s within the aforementioned deadline, ART AUCTIONS will store them at the sole risk and expense of the Buyer, in the premises for a further five working days. After this period, ART AUCTIONS will relocate the item/s (at the Buyer’s own risk and expense) to any warehouse deemed most appropriate. The Auction House will inform the Buyer of the place where the item/s are kept. It is clearly understood that in order to collect the object/s the Buyer will have to pay, in addition to the Hammer Price plus Buyer’s Premium etc, any refund due to subsequent expenses incurred by the Auction House.

If purchased lot/s are collected after the aforementioned deadline, the Auction House may debit the costs of storage (by month or part of a month) as follows:

100 euro + VAT for furniture

50 euro + VAT for paintings

25 euro + VAT for works of art and all other lots in general.

Storage costs for cars and motorcycles are specifically quoted in the relevant catalogues.




ART AUCTIONS team will be glad to ship lots purchased according to written instructions given by the Buyer, after full payment of the invoice. Shipping will be at the risk and expense of the Buyer who, by means of a written communication, will have to release ART AUCTIONS from any responsibility concerning this operation. Furthermore, our team is available for evaluations and advice in relation to the shipping methods employed and insurance of the lot/s.


9.2 - EXPORT

The Law Decree no. 42 of January 22nd 2004 regulates the export of cultural heritage and goods outside the Republic of 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 need an Export License that the Buyer has to procure for him/herself personally. ART AUCTIONS is not involved in the procurement of such permits and cannot therefore guarantee the relative issue of such permits. ART AUCTIONS, upon the request of the Buyer and at his name, may undertake the operations necessary for the granting of the Export License according to the following tariffs:

- Euro 200 + IVA for each single lot or the first lot of a total hammer price value of more than euro 5.000 for paperwork

- Euro 100 + IVA for each single lot or the first lot of a total hammer price value equal to euro 5.000 or less for paperwork

including form-filling, taxation stamps and photographic (colour) documentation. Should the above-mentioned authorisation not be granted the Buyer of the lot/s is not cancelled, neither is the payment of the lot/s, unless prior agreement with ART AUCTIONS was made before the Auction. With reference to the regulations contained in art. 8, 1st paragraph, letter B DPR

633/72. Buyers have to respect the following procedures should they wish

to take the lot/s outside the European Union and claim the VAT refund:

- completion of CUSTOMS forms/papers and transport outside the European Union within three months from the invoice date.

- sending within the same term of the original customs taxation stamp or equivalent document directly to ART AUCTIONS.

The above legislative indications refer to the regulations in force. It is the sole responsibility of the Buyer to inform itself about any legislative changes and/or inaccuracies. ART AUCTIONS assumes no responsibility in this respect.



Everybody has to respect the current Laws within the State where the Auction is held. In particular, ART AUCTIONS assumes no responsibility in relation to potential restrictions concerning the export of purchased items and/or in relation to licenses or permits that the Buyer might have to request on the basis of current Laws. The Buyer will not be able to request any refund either from the Seller or from ART AUCTIONS should the State exercise its right to pre-emption or any other right it may possess. The rights accrued in relation to a sale that should be cancelled due to the denial of authorization to export due to different opinions between the cultural authorities concerned are, nevertheless, to be paid by the Seller to Art Auctions, even if the permission was not given because the Seller did not previously inform ART AUCTIONS of the existence of authorization (for export) given by the relevant authority upon the request of the Seller him/herself.



In the event of claims proving to be well-founded and accepted by ART AUCTIONS subsequent to the sale of false items, the Auction House may, at its own discretion, declare the sale null and void and, where a request is made in the manner and within the limits of the law, reveal the name of the Seller to the Buyer. The Buyer may make use of this Article only and exclusively in the case that s/he has notified ART AUCTIONS – according to Articles 137 and following in the Code of Civil Procedure – of the claim in question with the relative proof within fifteen days of the Auction date. In any case, subsequent to an accepted claim the Buyer has the right to receive exclusively what was paid for the disputed lot/s without any addition of interests or other sums for any other reason.



The current General Conditions of Sale are accepted automatically upon signing the form (see 3.2) and by all those individuals who take part in the Auction. The aforementioned General Conditions of Sale are at the disposal of anyone who requests to see them. Any case of controversy is within the jurisdiction of the Genoa Law Courts.



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