For optimal use of the Live Bid we recommend using latest version of Google Chrome.
Internet Explorer and Safari are not optimized for Live Bid.
You must be Registered on our website. Once registered, you can register in the auctions that interest you, to participate in Live.
- Go to the Live Auction Calendar page
- Click on "Bid Now" in the line of sale, which interests you
- Log in (the username is your email address + password, which you chose when registering on our site).
- You will be prompted to enter your credit card information. You will receive an email confirming your registration in the sale.
Please note that the limit per Auction is €3,000 for a Live auction and €7,500 for a Timed Auction. If this limit does not suit you, you can contact the bids office by email at email@example.com, enclosing a copy of your identity card or passport, and specifying, the name and the date of the sale, as well as the maximum amount desired.
The processing of this information may take time so we recommend that you register 48 hours before the start of the sale.
When you find a lot you’d like to bid on, enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for that lot and submit with the Leave Bid button.
If you are not logged in, you will be taken to a page where you may either log in or create a new account. If you are already logged in, you will be taken directly to the next step.
If you have already been approved to bid in this auction, you will just need to review and confirm your bid. If you have not yet been approved you’ll be taken to a page where you are asked to enter registration info, agree to the terms and conditions, and review your bid.
When you submit the bid you are also registering for the auction.
Timed auctions are internet-only auctions that run for a set duration of time and are available for absentee bidding only. These auctions allow you to place bids until the scheduled end time for a particular item. Whoever has the highest bid when the time runs out wins the item.
Timed auctions allow auctioneers to set reserves for their items, as they aren’t there to monitor the bidding live. A reserve is the minimum price that an auctioneer will sell their item for. Depending on bids placed, a “reserve not met” or “reserve met” message will display next to the bid box for any lots with reserves. If the reserve price has not been met by the time the auction ends, the item will not be sold.
Another unique feature in our timed auctions is extended bidding. If a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of a lot's scheduled end time, we extend the sale by 5 minutes from the last bid. This way other bidders have a chance to place a bid. Extended bidding continues until 2 hours after the last lot’s scheduled end time.
The problems are encountered with Internet Explorer, this web browser has not been updated for several years. You need to use Google Chrome.
This problem occurs with some versions of Safari. You have to use latest version of Google Chrome.
When a session has been open for too long and / or multiple windows (tab) are open at the same time, you may not be able to login and have the message "you are already logged in" while you are not logged in ... you have to exit completely (Windows: ctrl + Q MacOS: cmd + Q) and restart your web browser.
In case of problem to register on the site artcurial.com and/or participate in our "Live" Auctions, you can also register and bid from our partner invaluable.com by clicking here
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