After the auction
After the auction, you’ll receive a notification informing you of the price that your item achieved. We’ll then confirm your net proceeds of sale based on the hammer price, with any agreed-upon expenses and commission deducted. Please note that prices listed on our website display the hammer price inclusive of the buyer’s premium.
Christie’s will then act on your behalf to secure payment from the buyer. Provided we have received payment in full, approximately 35 days after the auction, your payment will be sent to your nominated account, and you will receive a settlement statement for the sale.
If a buyer was not found for your item, Christie’s will contact you to discuss either re-offering or collecting your property. In some circumstances, we can recommend an alternative auction house.