Bidding in our art pottery auctions is safe, secure and a fun way acquire those special pieces for your collection in a competitive bidding environment when the buyers determine the final price of each item. Just Art Pottery offers a variety of ways to participate and bid in our auctions. Just follow the simple and convenient steps below and you will be ready to go.
All items included in the auction are photographed and complete condition descriptions are prepared as part of the online catalog. Typically, each auction is posted online somewhere between 10 and 21 days before the actual day of the sale.
The bidding on each lot is done by a registered bidder entering an opening bid and subsequent bidders entering increasingly higher bids until the final and highest bid is made. Bidding works just like a traditional auction except you are bidding from your computer rather than live at the auction house.
During the auction you can place bids on items of interest and see photos and descriptions of each lot up for bid, the current high bid, and the required next bid. After the auction ends the winning bidder is contacted via email with instructions for making payment. After payment has been received Just Art Pottery will safely and cost effectively ship your art pottery purchase to you.
In order to register to bid you will need provide your contact information and a valid credit card. You will also have to read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions. You can complete your registration online.
If you have participated in many online or live auctions you know most auction houses have an "as-is, where-is" policy which basically means buyer beware in all circumstances. At Just Art Pottery we take pride in providing you a safe and fun environment to purchase art pottery online. To that end we offer the following condition guarantee. Art pottery described as excellent original condition is represented as being free of damage including cracks, chips, hairlines and repairs. The item may contain normal crazing, minor scuff marks, scratches, dirt, minor factory irregularities such as base flakes from grinding, clay separations, glaze/color skips, kiln flaws and stilt marks. Any factory flaws that are in our opinion significant will be noted. All sizes are approximate.
WHAT IS THE BUYER’S PREMIUM?
The Buyer's Premium is a fee paid on top of the final bid price for all lots sold at auction. The Buyer’s Premium is 20% of the final bid price. An additional premium will be added to any successful bid accepted through a third-party site.
Items will ship within one week of receipt of payment. If payment was made by check, please allow additional time for your payment to clear before your art pottery will ship.
Just Art Pottery Auctions does offer safe, professional and cost-effective shipping for all items sold.
Payment is required within ten (10) days after the end of the auction. Please review the auction terms carefully to be sure you understand all deadlines. Any item not paid for in full by the stated payment deadline will be automatically charged to the credit card on file for your bidder number. If a credit card is invalid or cannot be charged for any reason, Just Art Pottery reserves the right to void the sale and deny the bidder participation in future auctions.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO ARRANGE SHIPMENT OR PICK-UP OF MY ITEMS?
Items must be shipped with twenty-one (21) days after the end of the auction. Ownership of any item not removed by the stated pick-up deadline will automatically revert to the Seller unless other arrangements have been.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check and money orders. Payments must be received in our office within ten (10) days of the auction close.
In addition to online bidding, Just Art Pottery offers phone and absentee bidding. If you find an item, you are interested in bidding on but prefer not to bid online for whatever reason feel free to contact us at 309-690-7966 to register and submit your bid.
Presale estimates, when provided, are our opinion of the price that a willing buyer may pay for the art pottery at auction, based on prices paid for comparable items sold in the past. Presale estimates are not a representation or prediction of the actual selling price that will be realized at any particular auction, post-auction sale, or upon resale. Actual sale prices may vary substantially from these estimates.
We offer in person previews for all auction. Please look on the specific auction to find the preview times. We also offer live video previews and phone consultants for all items.