Pundole’s auctions are open to the public during preview. Clients who are registered
with us are welcome to attend our auctions. Each sale will have a catalogue available
to view online approximately 3 weeks before the sale. Printed catalogues will be
available for select sales approximately 2 weeks before the sale. Both the online and
printed versions provide detailed descriptions and estimates for each lot, but we
strongly encourage prospective buyers to inspect all lots they are interested in, in
person, before the sale. If this is not possible, please contact us to request a condition
A more detailed explanation of our registration and bidding requirements is provided
All property sold at Pundole’s is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale
printed in the catalogue. Please familiarise yourself with them as they will
facilitate the sale process.
Prospective buyers may bid in an auction either by being present in the saleroom, bidding on the telephone, leaving absentee bids for the auctioneer to execute on their behalf, or, bidding with Pundole’s LIVE online from a computer or any mobile device.
All bidders need to complete the registration process, as explained in the Registration section below.
To bid in an auction, all buyers should register with Pundole’s in advance. Buyers can bid in their individual capacity or on behalf of a corporate or other entity.
BIDDING IN THE SALEROOM
Once registration formalities are completed, please collect a paddle from the Registration Desk on the day of the sale. A photo identification will be needed when the bidder collects the paddle.
Registered bidders unable to attend the sale can make arrangements with Pundole’s to bid on the telephone. As these will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, please try to make these arrangements at least 24 hours before the start of the auction.
ABSENTEE / WRITTEN BIDS
Registered bidders may also choose to leave Absentee Bids which the auctioneer will execute on their behalf during the sale. Please note that absentee bids should indicate the maximum limit per lot. All written bid amounts left should be in Indian Rupees and at the ‘hammer price’, ie: buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid amount should the bid be successful. The auctioneer will try and buy the lot at the lowest possible price above or at the reserve for the specified lot.
For any clarifications regarding the registration process and setting up telephone or absentee bids, please contact Mallika Advani at email@example.com or +91 98202 96510.
ONLINE / MOBILE BIDDING
Registered bidders may log in and bid online for certain auctions on the day of the sale. Please complete all registration formalities before the auction begins as first time bidders will be required to provide additional information as outlined in the registration process below. If bidding with Pundole’s for the first time, please ensure this procedure is adhered to, as immediate approval to bid may not be given in the event the auction has already begun.
Bidders will be able to follow the auction with Pundole’s LIVE through an audio and / or video feed place their bids accordingly. The auction may be followed by downloading our mobile bidding application (available for Apple and Android devices) or on Google Chrome.
In the event of any technical difficulties online, bidders may call Pundole’s to try and be accommodated for a telephone bid, subject to availability.
Bidders may register in person at the Pundole’s office or online through the website.
The following shall be furnished at the time of registration:
- A completed registration form
- Bank account details as stated on the registration form (name of account and number, banker’s reference, etc)
Supporting documents for an individual:
- Copy of a valid government issued photo identification, including proof of address, ie: Passport, Driving License
- Copy of PAN card
Supporting documents for a corporate or other entity:
- A copy of the certificate of incorporation
- A utility bill bearing the same address as on the form
- Copy of VAT / TIN registration certificate
- A Board Resolution authorising the selected representative of the Company to bid in the auction on its behalf and bind the Company, together with photo identification of such representative
Only registered bidders will be allowed to bid in the auction. A letter of authorisation shall be produced by any person bidding on behalf of another person or entity. (Authorisation Form available on request.)
All works will be on view prior to the sale. Bidders are encouraged to view the
works in person and discuss the condition with a representative from Pundole’s.
Written condition reports are also available upon request. Please ensure that you
request a condition report from Pundole’s on the lots that may be of interest,
prior to the sale. Condition Reports broadly will provide details and information
to the best of Pundole’s abilities, and Pundole’s cannot be held liable for any
information that is erroneously provided or not mentioned. These reports have
not been done by trained conservators. We encourage you to get an additional
professional assessment should you need. Condition reports will broadly state
the physical and visible, damaged and restored areas of the artwork. If there is
an area specifically mentioned, it does not exclude other similar areas, and if
there is a problem not mentioned, it does not mean that they do not exist. Any
statement by Pundole’s does not constitute a representation, warranty or
assumption of liability by Pundole’s of any kind.
The sale will be conducted in Indian Rupees.
All works have a price range or estimate indicated in the catalogue. The estimate
is the value assigned by Pundole’s to each work, keeping in mind comparable
market examples for objects and the artists’ larger body of work for art works.
Estimates are only indicative prices, and do not include buyer’s premium or any
taxes, which will be additional. All catalogue descriptions are made to the best of
Pundole’s knowledge, and are their opinion.
All works are sold subject to a reserve unless specifically indicated otherwise.
The reserve is the minimum price at which the consignor has agreed to sell the
work at, and in no case will exceed the low estimate of a work. All reserves are
kept confidential. Therefore, any bids below the reserve will not be considered
by the auctioneer to be a ‘selling price’.
Lots are usually opened for bidding below the low estimate, and increased in
increments of approximately 10%. Any absentee bids that do not meet a
standard bidding increment will be rounded down to the previous one. All
increments are solely at the discretion of the auctioneer.
BUYER’S PREMIUM AND GOVERNMENT TAXES
The final price payable for every lot will be the Hammer Price (the price at which
the auctioneer’s hammer falls) plus a Buyer’s Premium of 15%, plus applicable
Goods and Service Tax (GST) and import duties, as described below.
All works are subject to a 15% Buyer’s Premium which will be added to the
Hammer Price of each sold lot. This 15% Buyer’s Premium will be subject to
applicable GST at 18%. (Taxes are subject to changes and revisions.)
All works will be subject to a 12% GST on the Hammer Price of each work
(excluding the Buyer’s Premium). GST will be charged at 12% (Taxes are subject
to changes and revisions.)
For works that have been imported into India (marked with a # in the
catalogue), an import duty of 11% (or as applicable at the time of payment) on
the hammer price will be applicable. A GST of 12% will be charged on the total
amount of the hammer price plus the import duty of 11% (or as applicable
at the time of payment).
All successful bidders will need to put down a deposit of ten percent of the
hammer price, either in cash or cheque or by bank transfer to guarantee their
purchase. Non-payment of all balance payments within fourteen days post the
sale may lead to forfeiture of the deposit.
All buyers will be responsible for all duties and taxes payable as a result of the
sale of the lot.
Two separate Proforma Invoices will be sent by email to the address indicated
on the registration form and on the email address provided. One proforma
invoice for the hammer price plus the GST and the second for the buyer’s
premium plus the GST. Any change to the invoicing name or address as given on
the registration form should be communicated to firstname.lastname@example.org
within 48 hours of the auction. Two separate final invoices will be raised for all
purchases as stated here.
Payment should be made to Pundole’s within 14 days of the receipt of the
proforma invoice. Payment will only be accepted from the same party as
indicated on the invoice.
Payment will be accepted through cheques, wire transfers and demand drafts.
International buyers can pay through wire transfers. Invoices will be raised in
Indian Rupees. International buyers who have wire transferred money from an
overseas bank account can be exempt from paying GST and import duty (only for
applicable lots) on the hammer price if the work is directly exported by
Pundole’s through a licensed shipper, with the appropriate and required
documentation. GST will still be applicable on the buyer’s premium, even if the
lot is exported out of the country.
Cheques and demand drafts to be made out to Pundole’s. Cheques should be
drawn on a local Mumbai bank account only. For outstation payments, only
demand drafts shall be accepted, payable in Mumbai.
All payments can be sent to:
Hamilton House, Ground Floor
8 J.N. Heredia Marg
Mumbai 400 038
COLLECTION AND SHIPPING
Pundole’s can arrange for local delivery in Mumbai and shipping within India
and internationally at the buyer’s expense. All quotes will be on a Cost Insurance
Freight (CIF) basis unless instructed otherwise. If Pundole’s organises delivery
even within Mumbai, transit insurance will be mandatory. Shipping instructions
should be clearly completed on the form provided with the invoice, and should
be sent back at the earliest. Shipping estimates are available on request. Please
contact email@example.com for more information. Any purchased lots not
collected or shipped within 14 days of the auction will be moved to professional
storage, at the buyer’s expense.
Local buyers who have purchased lots imported into India will be obliged to
settle all invoices, including import duty, GST, etc. before such lots can be
released from a Free Trade Warehousing Zone for free circulation within India.
All lots that have been imported into India (marked with a #) have been stored
in a Free Trade Warehousing Zone. These lots will be cleared and released for
free circulation within India from the FTWZ upon payment of customs duty at
11% (or as applicable at time of payment) to Pundole’s.
Shipping for all lots imported into India will only be arranged by Pundole’s on
behalf of the buyer. All packing, shipping, insurance and related expenses will be
borne by the buyer.
International buyers who have wire transferred money from an overseas bank
account can be exempt from paying GST and import duty on the hammer price if
the work is directly exported by Pundole’s through a licensed shipper, with the
appropriate and required documentation. GST will still be applicable on the
buyer’s premium, even if the lot is exported out of the country.
All items that are either Registered with the Archaeological Survey of India, or,
are over one hundred years old, or, are National Treasures whether specifically
indicated in the catalogue or otherwise cannot be exported out of India.
Pundole’s have taken all efforts to determine such lots but do not take
responsibility for any lack of information or oversight.
Any works exported from India will be done in compliance with the export and
foreign exchange laws of the country. Similarly, when importing works into a
country, buyers should check on any import restrictions or applicable duties
before confirming a shipping location. While Pundole’s will assist with both
shipping and export, it is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all import and
export regulations and obtain any necessary licenses or permissions.
All purchases must be collected or shipped within 28 days of the auction, subject
to the registration process. No works will be delivered or shipped before all
payments for purchases, shipping and insurance have been completed. Pundole’s
reserves the right to cancel a sale if payment is not received within 45 days of the
For any inquiries, please contact Khorshed Pundole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all works in the auction that are registered with the Archaeological Survey of
India, the buyer will be required to follow the process of transferring ownership
from the seller to their name.
Please note that the name on the invoice and the name on the registration
certificate will need to be one and the same.
Once payment has been received in full by Pundole’s, the transfer process can
begin. The property will remain with Pundole’s for the duration of the transfer
process, and will be handed over to the buyer upon completion.
As agent for the seller, Pundole’s is obligated to ensure that the registration and
transfer process are completed in accordance with the Antiquities and Art
Treasures Act, 1972.
Pundole’s will not be responsible for any delays in the registration or transfer
process. While Pundole’s will assist with the process, buyers are solely
responsible for communicating with the ASI and ensuring that the Registration
Certificate is received by them safely and accurately.
All charges, if any, associated with the registration and transfer process will be
borne by the buyer.
It is recommended that buyers familiarise themselves with the Antiquities and
Art Treasures Act, 1972. For further information, please contact Pundole’s or
visit the ASI website – www.asi.nic.in
All works either registered with the Archaeological Survey of India, or, are over a
hundred years old, or, are National Treasures, whether specifically indicated in
the catalogue or otherwise are NON-EXPORTABLE as per the Antiquities and Art
Treasures Act, 1972 and cannot be taken out of India.
Please familiarise yourself with the following terminology used to catalogue
objects. All catalogue descriptions are made to the best of Pundole’s knowledge,
and are their opinion.
A work by Jamini Roy
“Signed… / Dated… / Inscribed…”
(Pictures, drawings, prints, miniatures, sculptures)
The work has been signed/dated/inscribed by the artist
“By Jamini Roy”
The artist, Jamini Roy, has been directly involved with the work
A work probably executed by the artist
“Studio of… / Workshop of…”
A work executed in the studio or workshop of the artist, usually under his
“…School / School of…”
A work executed by an artist working in the manner of a certain region or
geographically specific style
A work executed in a particular artist’s style, but at a later date
Paintings / Objects
“Circa… / c. …”
Manufactured around the years specified, or somewhere in that period
Please ensure that you request a condition report from Pundole’s on the lots that
may be of interest, prior to the sale. These reports have not been done by trained
conservators. We encourage you to get an additional professional assessment
should you need. Condition reports will broadly state the physical and visible,
damaged and restored areas of the artwork. If there is an area specifically
mentioned, it does not exclude other similar areas, and if there is a problem not
mentioned, it does not mean that they do not exist.