by Anteo Subastas

30. Jun 2020 16:00 CEST (15:00 BST) Katalog

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ANTEO SUBASTAS is the trade name used by Cástor Lobelos Velay (D.N.I. 15.905.134-J), with registered address in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa), Calle Garibay, nº 18, will use as the name under which it will perform its mediation and sales activities using the auction or direct sale system of its own assets or assets assigned by their owners or lawful holders for this purpose, acting as mediator.

The company “ANTEO SUBASTAS” (hereinafter, the “Room”) is a Contracting Centre, intermediation (services) and sale by auction or direct sale of own assets or assets assigned by their owners or lawful holders for this purpose, acting as mediator.

Consequently, the Room acts as a mediator between the owner and/or seller of each lot, on its behalf, and any potential purchasers.

Any lots to be auctioned will be previously exhibited at least seven days before the auction on “ANTEO SUBASTAS”’s premises, in order to allow potential purchasers to adequately examine and study them.

All lots will be auctioned as is. The Room disclaims all liability or claim related to their restoration, damage, breakage, etc., even if not indicated in the catalogue. The lots are exhibited in order to enable a complete examination and study.

Until the Auction is held, the Room staff will be available to all interested parties in order to provide any clarifications on the lots.

Any statement made in the catalogue on authorship, authenticity, source, age, origin, measurements and state of the lot (see IV Terms) is based on what its owners and/or vendors have represented and, as the case may be, when expressly requested by them, following through research and advice. Nevertheless, the Room disclaims all liability on the accuracy of the foregoing. As is international practice, catalogued lots are sold with all possible faults and imperfections, including errors in catalogue descriptions. Consequently, the purchasers must check before the auction that the description of a particular lot matches their personal opinion.

The Room reserves the right to organise, change or subdivide the lots, according to their cautious and expert opinion. It may also combine two or more lots and withdraw them for justified reason.

The starting price of each auctioned lot will be mutually agreed by the Room and owner/vendor. To this effect, the Room will provide the owner/vendor with its best opinion and experience, based on its participation as mediator in preceding and analogous transactions.

Each lot’s lot starting price is specified in the catalogue and will constitute the minimum sale price, unless a reserve has been exceptionally agreed with the depositor/vendor or the Room has decided to establish it at its discretion.

As mediator and when auctioning the lots entrusted, the Room will follow any applicable rules in force at all times, as well as any commercial usage traditionally governing this type of transaction, further to the principle of good faith.

All bids will be established and/or increased following this scale:

Between 50 € and 100 €, in 5 € intervals.
Between 100 € and 200 €, in 10 € intervals.
Between 200 € and 500 €, in 25€ intervals.
Between 500 € and 1,000 €, in 50 € intervals.
Between 1,000 € and 2,000 €, in 100 € intervals.
Between 2,000 € and 5,000 €, in 250 € intervals.
Between 5,000 € and 10,000 €, in 500 € intervals.
Between 10,000 € and 20,000 €, in 1,000 € intervals.
Between 20,000 € and 50,000 €, in 2,500 € intervals.
Between 50,000 € and 100,000 €, in 5,000 € intervals.
Between 100,000 € and 200,000 €, in 10,000 € intervals.
Between 200,000 € and 500,000 €, in 25,000 € intervals.
From 500,000 € on up, in 50,000 € intervals.

In any case, based on its experience, the Room may change the bidding system in specific cases.

These thresholds in ascending bids will always apply for On-Line Auctions held by Anteo Subastas.

The auction Manager will be entitled to reject any bid that does not exceed the preceding bid, in the amount applicable in each case. The auction Manager himself may demand the ratification of a bid.

All lots will be awarded to the highest bidder. A disagreement between two or more bidders as to the amount of the highest bid and, in general, any difference arising amongst the auction bidders, will be settled by the auction Manager, who will award the lot as he deems fit, in a final manner. If the auction Manager does not settle the disagreement or difference amongst the bidders when it arises, the Room will be entitled to hold a new auction for the relevant lot in the same gathering or the one immediately thereafter, or it may proceed with a private auction of the lot.

In On-Line Auctions, if there is a draw between two maximum bids, the last one made will always prevail.

All costs incurred in packaging and transporting the awarded lot will be borne by the awardee/purchaser, who will be solely liable for any damage caused thereto in itinere.

The awardee/purchaser will be in charge of obtaining and contributing, as applicable and at its sole cost, any legal and administrative documentation, licences and permits, including export and import licences, which may be eventually required by any national and international Public Authorities and Administrations, in order to legally transport the lots awarded and/or acquired in the Room.

During exhibition days and hours, the Room will make a help desk available to the public, consisting of a group of experts, who will provide information on the state of conservation, known author, market prices or any other details related to the lots included in the auction catalogues.

This customer help desk service will be provided further to the principle of good faith and the Room’s reasonable and founded opinion, based on its experience but disclaiming all liability as to the information and opinions provided.

The Room has an appraisal service in order to provide written appraisals in the case of painting, jewellery and other works of art, libraries, books and manuscripts for insurance, wills, distribution of assets, award to pay debts and others. An appraisal will be made subject to a duly accepted estimate, which will not include VAT or any expenses and allowances incurred due to providing appraisal services outside the municipality of San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa).

The vendor will be responsible for obtaining and providing, at its sole cost, any legal and administrative documentation, licences and permits, including export and import licences, which may be eventually requested by any national and international Public Authorities and Administrations, to legally transport and distribute the items deposited in the Room for sale. Furthermore, the awardee will be in charge of obtaining and providing, as necessary, at its sole cost, any legal and administrative documentation, licences and permits, including export and import licences, which may be eventually requested by any national and international Public Authorities and Administrations, in order to legally transport the lots awarded and/or acquired in the Room. The procurement of this documentation will not affect any purchase; the awardee will pay the price of the lot to the Room and any other amounts accrued.


The Room may request references on any potential participants as bidders in an auction. Likewise, the Room may request bank reference or other guarantees from the awardee/purchaser of one or several lots, if this is deemed appropriate.

The Room and auction Manager may reject any bid without having to provide any justification or explanation whatsoever.

Whilst the lots are being exhibited, anybody intending to participate in an auction will check the state and other conditions of the item to be purchased, in order to confirm that the catalogue description reflects his examination.

The Room may make a bid and announce, over time and according to the circumstances of the auction, any offers it has received in writing from any bidders, formalised in the forms provided by the Room for this purpose or by any other electronic or remote means. This service is cost-free. All Lots will be awarded at the lowest price allowed by the other bids and any reserve prices. If more than one offer for the same Lot is received, for the same price, the first offer received by the Room will be granted priority for its subsequent award in the auction, by date and time of receipt. The Room reserves the right to reject any bids received after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the auction, without having to provide any justification or explanation whatsoever.

Bids may be placed by phone, for lots with a starting price that is equal to or greater than 500€, which will also be formalised in writing in the forms provided by the Room or through any other electronic or remote means. An order to place a bid by phone means that the bidder undertakes to at least cover the starting price. The Room hereby disclaims all liability for the failure or loss of telephone contact, in which case the Room will cover the bidder’s starting price.

In the event of a draw between a bid made in the Room and one made in writing, the latter will prevail.

Any persons intending to make a bid at the auction must complete the standard file request or form to confirm their future purchases, further to the terms of the auction, which will be provided by the Room at the desk enabled for this purpose, thereafter assigning a number to each bidder.

All awarded lots will be paid by the awardee/purchaser within a maximum of seven days and withdrawn within a maximum of twenty calendar days; both timeframes will begin to run as of the auction award date. If this second timeframe expires without the awardee/purchaser having withdrawn the acquired lot or lots, custody and storage costs will accrue by lot/day of 5 Euros; if fifteen calendar days transpire since the auction date without the purchaser paying and/or withdrawing the lots, “ANTEO SUBASTAS” may either deem the sale as terminated and auction the lot again, or bring legal action to claim the final awarded price of the lot not paid, as well as claiming a penalty consisting of legal interest and storage expenses since the auction date. As for any future damage that may be caused to the awarded lots, these will be entirely paid by the awardee/purchaser.

The total payable by the awardee/purchaser to the Room as duties or commissions for participating in the transaction will be 18% over the final awarded price, plus applicable VAT. Any amounts representing packaging costs, insurance, lot transportation and storage, as they gradually accrue after the award, will be separately paid to the Room, along with applicable tax, by the awardee/purchaser.


Any rights held by the authors and their heirs, over works and creations, will be protected under Intellectual Property Act 23/2006, of 7 July.

Unless otherwise expressly provided elsewhere in these General Terms, all figures, rates and amounts indicated therein will be presumed as excluding VAT or other required tax.

Should any differences arise between the parties related to auction trades, the depositor/vendor, awardee/purchaser and the Room itself, waiving any other forum to which they may be entitled, will submit to the competence of the Courts and Tribunals of San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa).

Any trades involving the Room, in terms of legal classification and consequent effects, will be governed by the rules of Spanish law and, specifically, by the provisions regulating mediation and deposit agreements.

In compliance with Organic Act 15/1999, of 13 December, on Personal Data Protection, and the Community Regulation n. 2016/679 of 2016 April 27 (RGPD), you are hereby informed that all personal data gathered as a result of hiring the mediation services offered by “ANTEO SUBASTAS” will be stored in files, owned by the company, in order to establish a client database and for information purposes.

Likewise, should the data owner wish at any time to exercise its rights of access, challenge, rectification or cancellation of its personal data, a written request should be sent, along with a photocopy of the relevant ID Card, to:

C/ Garibay, nº 18
20004 San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)

By virtue of Act 34/2002, of 31 July, on Information Society Services and E-Trade, all users hereby agree that the e-mail address provided to “Anteo Subastas” may be used to send advertising and promotional correspondence, related to its activity or company services, by e-mail or other means of communication. Nevertheless, a user may cancel receipt of such correspondence by providing written notice to the e-mail address correo@anteosubastas.net or to the Room’s address.

If any provision of these General Terms is deemed invalid, ineffective, voidable, inapplicable or contrary to law, the other clauses will remain in force. The provision in question will be replaced with another valid and enforceable provision that most accurately reflects the Parties’ intention and purpose, insofar as permitted by law.

ANTEO SUBASTAS may change the General Terms by informing its Customers sufficiently in advance, in order to improve the services and products offered through www.anteosubastas.net. Any change in the General Terms displayed on the website of www.anteosubastas.net will presume that this duty of notification has been fulfilled.

In any case, before using the services or hiring our products, the General Terms may be consulted.

In order to settle your lots, credit/debit card payment is possible through our website. BBVA has a Virtual POS, an on-line payment gateway allowing you to pay for your lots with a card, through the Internet, easily and, above all, safely.

The BBVA on-line payment platform integrates the CES system (Secure Electronic Purchases). Further to international Visa and MasterCard SecureCode Verified protocols, this provides a high level of payment security and protection. In addition to the CES protocol, the Virtual POS is configured with “velocity check” security limitations.

You may also pay in cash at our offices in Calle Garibay, 18, 20004, San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, for amounts under 2,500 euros, pursuant to Act 7/2012 of 29 October. A bank transfer may be made to the Room’s current account or a bank-endorsed cheque provided.


Any printed statement in a catalogue as regards authorship, authenticity, attribution, origin, date, age, source and state of the lots will always constitute an opinion that is governed by the interpretative terms described below:

a) FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (FULL NAME).- This means that, in our opinion, the item constitutes an authentic work of said artist.
b) ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (FULL NAME).- This means that, in our opinion, the work probably belongs to the artist, subject to other opinions of renowned experts or authorities in the matter.
c) F. DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (INITIAL OR INITIALS OF THE FULL NAME).- This means that, in our opinion, the work belongs to the artist’s period but may be totally or partly his.
d) STUDIO OF FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (FULL NAME).- This means that, in our opinion, the work belongs to an unknown author produced in the artist’s studio, but not necessarily under his guidance.
e) CIRCLE OF FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (FULL NAME).- This means that, in our opinion, the work was produced by an unknown or unidentified painter, apparently following the artist’s style, though not necessarily as his disciple.
f) STYLE OF.......AND FOLLOWER OF FRANCISCO DE GOYA.- This means that, in our opinion, the work was produced by a painter who followed the artist’s style, who may or may not be contemporaneous but not necessarily his disciple.
g) ACCORDING TO FRANCISCO DE GOYA.- This means that the work was produced by an imitator, copying or following the artist’s style.
h) COPY OF FRANCISCO DE GOYA.- This means that, in our opinion, it is a copy of one of the artist’s famous works, with or without changes in composition, colour or other details, produced in a much later period.
i) SPANISH SCHOOL OF THE XVIII CENTURY (Dated School).- This means that, in our opinion, the work was produced by an artist of Spanish nationality or who was working in Spain, and dates back to the XVIII century or follows the standards of the period.
j) SPANISH SCHOOL (Undated School).- This means that, in our opinion, the work was produced following the style of a certain or undetermined Spanish artist, irrespective of the period or author’s nationality.
k) The term SIGNED means that, in our opinion, it is the artist’s authentic signature or was provided with his knowledge
l) The term SIGNATURE OF means that, in our opinion, the signature was provided by a person other than the artist and without his knowledge.
m) The term DATED means that, in our opinion, the date was provided by the artist.
n) The term ON […] means that, in our opinion, the date was added by a person other than the artist.
o) If an asterisk (*) precedes the artist, this means that we have no further details about the artist’s name, even though the work may be authentic.


For catalogue purposes, an item will be considered antique if it is more than one hundred years old since its creation date.


If we indicate that a clock is operable, this means that it at least contains all the parts necessary for it to be repaired and started up.


“ANTEO SUBASTAS” does not guarantee the preservation of any wine.


All gems are approximately weighed and measured, as exact measurements are not possible due to the jewel’s setting or design. The colour and purity of any set diamonds will be provided as an example only, given that for a full description they need to be dismantled (Article 7.1 of the CIBJO nomenclature). Wrist and pocket watches included in the catalogue will be operating unless “update required” is expressly indicated. Likewise, all furniture and items are measured as accurately as possible, but in many cases their formal characteristics only allow an approximation.