In order to participate personally in the auction you must register and obtain the numbered paddle that will be delivered at the registration desk by the staff of Il Ponte on the day of the auction, after the appropriate form has been filled out. Registration can be carried out immediately prior to the auction, during the days preceeding the auction or during the viewing days.


If you are unable to attend in person you can submit a written or a telephone bid by using the “Absentee bid form"  which must be received by Il Ponte Auction House no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the sale in question.

In the case of a written bid,  Il Ponte will participate on your behalf and will bid against any other competitor until the maximum offer indicated on the form is reached.

In the case of a telephone bid, Il Ponte will contact you some lots before those for which you have requested to bid, granted the starting price is guaranteed – detail which may be obtained by the department staff – and will follow your instructions as to subsequent bids.


In order to participate online you have to register on our site by submitting all required documents thus creating your own account.

You can leave bids no later than 24 hours before the auction or participate directly in the  auction in real time.