How to buy


Participation to the auction is possible upon registration only, during the days preceeding the auction or directly at the desk, just before the sale. After filling the appropriate form and providing the requested documents, the numbered bidding paddle will be given. Due to the regulations currently in force regarding social distancing and limited seating capacity, participation in the auction will be possible exclusively through written, telephone or online bids,  until new provisions will be enforced concerning the prevention of ther Covid19 contagion. 

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If you are unable to attend in person you can submit a written or a telephone bid by using the “Absentee bid form"  which must be received by Il Ponte Auction House no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the sale in question.
In the case of a written bid,  Il Ponte will participate on your behalf and will bid against any other competitor up to the maximum offer indicated on the form.
In the case of a telephone bid, Il Ponte will contact you some lots before those for which you have requested to bid, granted the starting price is guaranteed – detail which may be obtained by the department staff – and will follow your instructions as to subsequent bids.

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In order to participate online you have to register on our site by submitting all required documents thus creating your own account.
You can leave bids no later than 24 hours before the auction or participate directly in the  auction in real time.

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Participate online

Participating online and live is simple, on our IlPonteLive live auction platform

To access the new platform, create your MyPonte account.

If you are already registered, you may be asked to update your password .