Info - Auction 254

  1. How to participate


The auction will be held on March 28, 2023, starting at 4:00 pm CET at the Bertolami Fine Art headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – Rome. The following methods of participation are available: in person, by telephone, online upon registration on our website, or on our partner portals (see list below), by a written absentee bid to be received by 3,00 pm CET on Monday 28 March 2023.


             a.   Attendance in the auction room

Unacquainted customers who have not already registered must provide a valid identity document.


             b.Telephone bidding 

You can place your bids during the auction by telephone, with the assistance of one of our operators. In order to take part in the telephone bidding, you must make a reservation by 3:00  on Monday 28 March, specifying the lots you wish to bid for and your telephone number. Customers who have booked this way will be called at the number they have indicated a few lots before those for which they have expressed interest. 

A telephone bid reservation has the value of a written absentee bid at the starting price as indicated in the catalogue. 

(to book your phone bidding: fill out the appropriate form (link al modulo di prenotazione in inglese)

Further nfo:

 (+39 3804326218  +39 0632609795 -



             c. Live participation via our website or our partner portals

You can place your bids during the auction by logging on to our website or on the following partner portals: 


Arsvalue (

Bidspirit (

Drouot (

Invaluable (

Onebid (


         d.Written absentee bid 

You can submit your bids in writing by filling out the appropriate form (link al modulo di prenotazione), or by means of an e-mail, or a letter. Written absentee bids may be sent by e-mail /, by post, or must be delivered to our headquarters in Piazza Lovatelli, 1 – 00186 Roma.  All offers must be received by Bertolami Fine Art no later than 14,30 pm CET on Tuesday 20 December 2022. Written absentee bid shall authorize the auctioneer to make offers on behalf of the signatory. 

         2.     Condition reports and lots exhibition

In order to preserve wine and distillate’s quality, all bottles are stored in our winery and will not be exhibited. For this reason they can be viewed by appointment only and our experts are available to provide the state of preservation of the bottles by showing pictures, videos and condiction reports.
Please note that the wine and distillates are sold “as seen”.

For appointment and condiction reports:
+39 06 32609795  +39 06 3218464


      3.  Absentee bids



As from the date of publication of the online catalogue until 3:00 pm on Monday 23 March it will be possible to: 


          a.  start placing bids on our website, or on the partner portals    as listed in point c of paragraph 1

           b.  book a phone bidding as described in point b of paragraph 1

           c.  submit written absentee bids as described in point d of paragraph 1.


In the event of:

          a.  One single auction pre-bid on a lot

In the absence of bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded at the starting bid even if the sole bid received is higher (the amount of the pre-auction bid indicates the maximum bid the bidder is willing to place.

Example: Starting bid € 1,000 – Single pre-sale bid € 1,500 – Award at € 1,000


           b. Multiple auction pre-bids of the same amount on the same lot

If no bids are raised during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the earlier bidder. 


           c. Multiple auction pre-bids of different amounts on the same lot

If there are no bids during the auction, the lot will be awarded to the highest bidder. The hammer price is calculated by adding to the amount of the next lowest bid an increment set out in the table below. 

Example: customer A bid € 1,270 - customer B bid € 1,800. Customer B does not win at the award price of € 1,800 but at € 1,370. In other words, the automatic increase of € 100 provided for in the table is applied to the amount of the next lowest bid when the bids are within the € 1,000-1,999 bracket. 



            4. Payment methods


The purchasers of the winning lots will be able to choose between the following payment options:

  •  a bank cheque or a non-transferable cashier’s cheque made payable to Bertolami Fine Arts s.r.l.

(in the event of payment by foreign cheque, please add € 10 to the invoiced amount); 

  •  credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express);
  •  Paypal
  •  Bank transfer payable to Bertolami Fine Arts S.r.l.  to:

BPER Banca - Agenzia 28 - IBAN: IT18R0538705006000035185964 - SWIFT/BIC BPMOIT22XX




BANCO DESIO - IBAN: IT58J0344003209000000192600 - SWIFT/BIC BPSPIT31XXX

(in case of payment by non-European bank transfer, please add € 10 to the invoiced  



Please note: Invoices paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer are exempt from the 3.5%     administration fee. 


          5. Auction fees


The purchaser shall pay Bertolami Fine Art an auction fee equal to 25% of the hammer price of each lot. An additional commission shall be applied to lots purchased via online participation on our website, which is calculated as follows: +1,5% of the hammer price

Arsvalue +3% of the hammer price

Bidspirit +1,5 % of the hammer price


Drouot +3% of the hammer price 

Invaluable +5% of the hammer price

Onebid 1,5% of the hammer price


            6. Additional costs


Shipping costs, additional customs duties, as well as costs related to any prior ministerial authorization possibly required for the export of the awarded lots, are to be borne by the buyer.

In the event that, due to unjustified complaints, the goods should be returned to Bertolami Fine Art, the customs duties and shipping costs shall be incurred by the customer.


          7.  Legal Value of Lots descriptions published in the catalogue

As is well known, only through the experience of tasting you can judge the organoleptic value of wines or spirits. This eventual method can be applicate only by opening the bottles, and this is precluded by our experts which describe lots only by an external recognition of lables and corks, including the level and the color of the liquid.
We can’t t preclude the possibility that the level and condition of the liquid could vary or that the cork could fail in between the moment of cataloguing and the moment of shipping.

For all these reasons, based on the type of assets placed in auction, Bertolami Fine Arts assumes no risk and responsibility regarding the descriptions of the lots in the catalogue and the lots are sold “as seen”


           8. Conditions of Sale


The conditions of sale
( ) that govern the relationship between Bertolami Fine Art and the customers taking part in our auctions are displayed in each catalogue. As these conditions are automatically accepted from the moment you participate in the auction, please read them carefully.  

In the event of a discrepancy between the conditions of sale published in the printed catalogue and the version that appears in the online catalogue, the online version shall prevail.  


            9. Publication of auction results


The winning bids list will be published by Bertolami Fine Art on the website, for information purposes only, within ten days of the closing date. 





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Auction 254


Auction starting date:

March 28th 2023 at 4:00 pm CEST

Bertolami Fine Arts srl
Piazza Lovatelli, 1
00186 Rome

On appointment:
+39 3804326218  
+39 0632609795  
+39 063218464 

Absentee bids deadline
Absentee bids may be submitted until 3:00 pm CEST on March 28th 2023 in the manner described in the Information page.

Buyer's fees: 25%

Live Bidding BFA: 1,5%