Auctions are in preview while members are adding lots. We now support early bidding from the time a lot is added. Items added early in the first week may sit for a while but are more likely to appear in illustrated advertising for the event. About two weeks before closing, no more lots are accepted.
Registered Vervendi members may request a bidding paddle from Far East Asian Art. Registration with Vervendi is free. Then you can request a bidding paddle from any auctioneer Vervendi supports. Requesting a paddle from Far East Asian Art is free at the moment. There may be a verifying charge (then typically voided) to request a paddle from other auctioneers.
To bid, at least the minimum bid amount must be submitted. Amounts submitted higher than the minimum bid will be kept confidential and will be executed on your behalf only against competing bids until depleted.
At the scheduled time, the first lot closes for bidding. Subsequent lots close at a regular interval (usually 1 minute). At the conclusion of bidding, win notices are sent to buyers and sellers.