For many years, Vasari’s' specialists
have been working with and for banks, institutions, business companies,
lawyers, notaries and various private clients solving value-related issues concerning
works of art from different periods.
We have valued artworks for all kinds
of purposes, often for insurance or inheritance divisions but also to apply the
IAS guidelines on accounting standards, for restoration, exhibitions, buying or
selling, to secure a loan, transport or for inventories, and at times because
clients request further information.
We advise on the buying and selling
of artworks, we counsel on private treaty or the contact with dealers, we
assist in dealings with auctions houses, indicating the best venue for the sale
of a particular work of art or how high, or low, you should bid to obtain the
item for the right price.
We solve attribution- and
authentication issues, we carry out research in archives and libraries (and our
own library) and quote ‘fair value', retail prices, replacement value and the market
value. We state what we do, why and how we do it each time so the client receives
a tailored service and can follow every step we take.
The cost is calculated beforehand. We
work on a time basis, not on a value related fee. This ensures an independent
and fair valuation.
Our specialists bring decades of experience to the art
market; therefore, we move quickly but in an accurate
and rational way.