A professional consultant helps to ensure
that the vendor achieves a fair transaction at the best possible price.
Every item gets a brief report
underlining its unique qualities. We check attributions, propose new ones,
research and update the literature. We examine the condition and other
information on the items is weighed up in the description and their final
An accurate analysis of the key features
of the artwork helps to identify its strong points, useful in accessing the
right price, choosing the right market and the most advantageous sales method
The cost of this service is usually
easily recovered through the increased performance of the item in the market. If
we don’t believe it to be worthwhile because the increase in market value would
be lower than the expense, we would always advise you beforehand.
This service is free of
charge when the property is put at auction. Vasaris advises as to the most appropriate
auction house, specialist department or market place, often placing various
objects with various auction houses. This improves the performance and the
revenues. Vasaris gets an introductory commission (I.C.) of 4% from the auction
houses. This does not increase the sellers commission in any way so the owner
has only the advantages without any cost. Vasaris, working on a commission from
the auction house, is interested, with the owners, to achieve the highest
possible result. Furthermore, though the owner has direct contracts with
the auction houses, Vasaris coordinates the whole process and this simplifies
the communication and related problems for the vendors.