Updated 19.07.2024

Contract for sale of art object for Switzerland

A contract to purchase a work of art, whether unique or mass-produced, for use or collection.

Use this contract: 

  • To sell an art object of any kind, whether the author is known or not.
  • Whether the object is to be collected, delivered, or kept in the seller’s gallery.
  • Whether the sale is domestic or international.
  • When the price is to be paid in advance or afterwards, in a lump sum or by instalments.


30 CHF/document


Jurisdiction: Switzerland
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Protect yourself legally as a seller with the following options: 

  • Invoicing of additional costs, taxes, and customs duties without reservation, with or without a pre-approved ceiling. 
  • Imposition of additional restrictions on the buyer’s use or resale of the object. 
  • The right to use the object sold for exhibition purposes in the seller’s gallery. 
  • Obligation of partial or total payment in advance, and a penalty in the event of cancellation of the order by the customer. 

Safeguard your interests as a buyer by using the following clauses: 

  • Obligation to certify authenticity and extended inspection period. 
  • Charges and taxes are limited to the maximum amount approved. 
  • Agreement of a staggered payment plan with monthly or quarterly instalments. 
  • Non-equivocal allocation of customs duty and VAT payment obligations. 
  • Possibility of purchasing an item for collection purposes, while leaving it in the seller’s gallery. 
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