All items are sold as seen and prospective buyers must inspect, view and take their own independent expert advice should they so wish before bidding on any item in any sale and must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers bid on the understanding that representations or statements as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition, size, shape, weight, colour,etcetera are opinions only. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. Private treaty sales made under these conditions are deemed to be sales by the auction for purposes of consumer legislation.
Notwithstanding this condition any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery as defined may be returned to us by you within 14 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium.