How to buy

Artefino auction house holds auctions several times a year. Auctions are preceded by a public preview, where all pieces can be viewed.

Bidding is possible in several ways. The easiest way is to attend the auction and bidding in person at the auction hall Artefino at Vodičkova 677/10, Prague 1. All auctions are accessible to the public. The bidders can register during the public preview or on the day of sale until the auction starts by filling out a registration form. Upon arrival proof of identity is required, then the registered bidders get a paddle. The lots on offer go in the order listed in the catalog. The sale is led by an auctioneer, who will read the lot number, description of the lot and the starting bid, then the bidders place their bids by raising the paddle. Before closing the lot, the auctioneer gives “fair warning” and states the hammer price and the paddle number of the successful bidder.

Another way to bid is by telephone or absentee bidding. Buyers can fill in this bid form and send it to the auction house or scanned to e-mail or ask for the bid form to be sent and signed electronically. In the case of the telephone bidding, one of our team members bids by instructions given on the phone. In the case of absentee bidding the bidder sends in the bid form the lot and the price he wants to buy the lot for. Then, one of the team members bids according to the instructions stated in the bid form. Requests for the telephone or absentee bidding must be made no later than 24 hours before the auction starts, including a copy of a proof of identity (valid state issued ID card or passport).

BID FORM - to download

The last option to attend the auction is to bid online through, and

It is also possible to buy the pieces that have not been sold at auction in our gallery after the sale.

Detailed rules can be found in the auction catalogue. In case you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact us on e-mail or on phone +420 222 510 349.

Buyer’s Premium
If you bid directly with Artefino Auction the buyer’s premium you will pay is 15%.

Bidding Method Buyer’s Premium
In Person, Absentee, Phone 15%
Epailive 20%
Invaluable 20%
Live Auctioneers 20%

Bid Increments

Bid Amount Increment
Up to 200 € 25 €
200 € – 500 € 50 €
500 € – 2 000 € 100 €
2 000 € – 5 000 € 250 €
5 000 € – 10 000 € 500 €
10 000 € – 20 000 € 1 000 €
20 000 € – 50 000 € 2 500 €
Over 50 000 € 5 000 €