Consigment and counselling
We look forward to receiving your consignments!
1. Our evaluation and assessment - always free of charge and without obligation
We would be pleased if you would like to present your drawings, graphics, paintings, sculptures or valuable books to us by email, post or in person.
in person. Either at short notice on site or within a few days you will receive a first non-binding appraisal of the objects.
Our staff, with their experience and international market knowledge, will be at your side at all times. Arrange a personal appointment or send us a written enquiry.
- For an initial assessment, please provide us with as much precise information as possible:
- Name of the artist or author
- Technique/material of the work or nature of the books
- Photos of front and back. Detailed photos of signatures, dates etc. are also welcome.
- Photos of labels or other inscriptions (if available)
- Provenance: We would be pleased if you could provide information on the history of the object.
2. Conditions & contract
After a personal contact, your objects will be appraised. Together with you, our staff will determine the auction conditions for your object and present you with the auction contract. We will also be happy to clarify any open questions with you. Our offer is individually tailored to your consignment. Together we will clarify whether additional external expertise should be obtained or whether restoration of the object is necessary. Both can have a price-increasing effect in our auction and thus be decisive for a successful sale and marketing. Should an object remain unsold, you will not incur any handling or insurance costs. Jeschke van Vliet will take over these costs for you.
3. Presentation in our print catalogues, online catalogues and on worldwide digital auction platforms.
Our team of art historians, historians and photographers takes care of the careful and professional description, presentation and marketing of your objects.
In addition to numerous private collectors, we count hundreds of important public institutions (museums, galleries, libraries and archives) among our customers with over 30 years of auction experience.
Our high-quality print catalogues are sent to our extensive customer base at home and abroad about three weeks before the auction.
As a consignor, you are welcome to receive a catalogue copy by post free of charge.
In addition to our printed catalogues, we publish online catalogues for all our auctions on our website. Our digital catalogues often contain additional illustrations and further detailed photos of the works of art. Furthermore, our catalogues are available on the leading international auction portals such as Invaluable (USA), Liveauctioneers (USA), Lot-tissimo/The Saleroom (Germany and England), Epailive (China) and Drouot (France) and thus reach a large collector base and important institutions worldwide in addition to our customer base.
In addition to the publication of the catalogues, our auctions are promoted with newsletters, invitations, advertisements, articles in the German and international (trade) press, as well as through our social media channels.
4. Preview and auction
All auction items are presented to our visitors and clients in a publicly accessible preview in Berlin, or they can be viewed at our premises.
On the day of the auction, our entire team is on hand to auction off the objects entrusted to us in the best possible way. Prospective buyers either bid on our premises in the auction room. Foreign and international customers are also welcome to take part in the auction as telephone bidders, or to submit their bids digitally via the online auction portals, or to submit pre-bids to us in advance in writing via email, fax or post.
After the auction, all unsold works go into the so-called post-auction sale, which is presented on our homepage and additionally on digital platforms. Here our customers can purchase them directly at the agreed limit price up to 8 weeks after the auction.
5. Settlement and payment
About 4-8 weeks after the auction and the successful sale of your auction object, you will receive your settlement from our accounting department. Here, the previously contractually agreed auction fee, as well as any previously agreed cost sharing and expenses for illustrations, auction insurance, resale rights, restoration or transport, if applicable, will be offset against the auction proceeds and settled. The payment will then be made to your bank account.
Prior contact or submission of lists is welcome. In the case of larger objects or closed collections, an on-site inspection is of course possible.
Please support our necessary research for a careful catalogue processing with your early offers and consignments.
We kindly ask you to contact us by telephone or in writing (letter, fax or e-mail).