About this Auction

Absolute Art Auction will take place online starting Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time (10:30 a.m. US Eastern Time, May 15, 2013)

How a Saffronart auction works

How auction works

Step 1- Get a Saffronart Login ID

Step 2- When the auction catalogue is available online, pre-register for the auction. This must be done before every auction, even if you already have a Saffronart Login ID.

Step 3- Once you have pre-registered for the auction and accepted Saffronart’s Conditions for Sale online, a Saffronart representative will get in touch via telephone or e-mail for additional information and documentation as necessary. Bidding access will be granted at Saffronart’s discretion, once all the necessary information and documents have been provided.

Step 4- Once bidding access is granted, you can proceed to bid by clicking on the “Bid Now” button next to each lot in the catalogue

Step 5- You can also place a proxy bid in advance, or telephone a Saffronart representative to place a bid.

Step 6- Successful bidders will be emailed invoices against their purchases, and payment may be made as per the Sale Guide. Refer to Conditions for Sale for information on lots marked USD Payment. Upon receiving the payment in full and completion of the necessary formalities, the lots will be shipped to the winning bidder at the address mentioned on the invoice.

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Quick FAQs

How can I place my bid?
If you are not able to bid online , you can place a Written/Offline Bid , or even bid using our auction applications for Smart Phones, iPhones and iPads .

What is the Buyer’s Premium?
Auction houses charge the buyer a premium on the winning bid value known as a Buyer’s Premium. Learn more about how Saffronart calculates its Buyer’s Premium

What is a reserve price?
The reserve price of each lot is the minimum price that it may be sold for. No lot will be sold below its reserve price. The lots in our Absolute auctions do not have reserve prices. Read more.

Can I include works I own in a Saffronart auction?
If you are interested in consigning works from your collection to any of our next auctions , please contact us at or call the auction help desk at +91 (0) 22 2432 2898.

Where can I get the printed auction catalogue?
Send us an email at with your mailing address, and we will be happy to send you a copy of the print catalogue, if it is available.

For further information see: About the Auction

Need help? Please check our guides on How to Bid. Auction Tips and FAQs.
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