Buckland Newton Place
An Auction on the Premises
Dukes Auctioneers
11th December 2007 Buckland Newton Place
An Auction on the Premises
Dukes Auctioneers
11th December 2007

Glossary of Cataloguing Terms

The auctioneers are always pleased to discuss individual lots with prospective purchasers prior to the auction and will provide condition reports on request. If you require clarification of any terms employed in the catalogue please do not hesitate to seek advice. The auctioneers are also pleased to discuss lots which may have been altered, repaired or restored.

The term basically used in conjunction with a date (ie. basically 18th century) indicated that, in our opinion, the item may have undergone restoration, repair, or alternation. It also indicates that only an element of the piece may date from the period stated in the description. The absence of the term basically does not imply that an item is without restoration, repair, or alternation. The use of inverted comas around the work or phrase (ie. "pearl") indicates that the piece, or object, may not be what it is purporting to be (ie. a simulated pearl). If you are in doubt out specialists are available prior to the auction to offer guidance and advice.

Care is taken to ensure that any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date and provenance is reliable and accurate, but all such statements are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statement or representations of fact. Hy. Duke & Son reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and reply upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable.

Descriptions of property in this catalogue do not always indicate condition, repair or damage. Buyers are earnestly advised to inspect personally any lot they intend to purchase. Weights and measurements are approximate and should be verified by intending purchasers

Paintings, Drawings and Prints
A work catalogued with the forenames(s) and surname of recognised designation of an artist is, in our opinion, a work by the artist, e.g. NICHOLAS CHEVALIER

Attributed to NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a work of the period of the artist which may be in whole or in part the work of the artist.

Studio of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a work by an unknown hand, which may have been executed in the studio of the artist.

Circle of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a work from the period of the artist and showing his influence.

Follower of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist but not necessarily by a pupil.

Manner of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a work of the artist but of a later date.

After NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion a copy of any date after a work by the artist.

Signed/inscribed/date NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion the work has been signed/inscribed/dated by the artist.

Bears signature/inscription/date NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
. . . in our opinion the signature/inscription/date are probably not by the hand of the artist.

The addition of a question mark after any of the catalogue terms in the above gloassary indicates an element of doubt.
The term 'ascribed to' may in certain cases be used to denote a traditional attribution based on style.
A work catalogued as 'School' accompanied by the name of a place or country and a date mean that in our opinion the work was executed at that time and in that location, e.g. Dutch school, circa 1700.
All reference to signatures, inscriptions and dates refer to the present state of work, i.e. as at the time of inspection for the purpose of cataloguing.

The use of inverted comas around the name of an artist, or date, in connection with a signature, or inscription (ie. Signed "Nicholas Chevalier") indicates that the signature, or inscription, may have been added by another hand.

Artist's Resale Right
From mid February 2006 living artists are entitled by law to receive a resale royalty eacg time their work is resold by or to an art market professional. An art work must be resold for more than 1,000 Euros to qualify for the right. The rates payable are calculated as a percentage of the hammer price and are set out in a sliding scale from 4% to 0.25%. The charge is exculsive of VAT. The auctioneers reserve the right to pass all of the cost to the person buying the qualifying art work.

Coloured Gem Stones
Prospective buyers of coloured gemstones should be aware that some stones might have been treated to enhance their colour or clarity. Sapphires and rubies are commonly heat-treated and emeralds are commonly oiled. In the case of oiling, this may need to be redone after a period of years. The international jewellery trade has generally accepted these methods.

Contact

Buckland Newton Place
An Auction on the Premises
Dukes Auctioneers
11th December 2007

Duke's
The Dorchester Fine Art Saleroom
Weymouth Avenue
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1QS
UK
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