A Certificate of Authenticity is a document necessary for the attribution of a work of art to an artist, or paternity Testimony to an individual. It may include the title of the work, the date of its creation, the name of the artist and various elements specific to the artistic discipline (support, dimensions, number of copies made, materials, photo of the work, etc. .).
The value of a certificate of authenticity of art comes from the notoriety of the person who writes it, when the latter is recognized at the time of the writing of the certificate by all professionals, Competent for this subject or for this artist.
The Certificate of Authenticity is the key to the proper sale of your artwork. Without a certificate of authenticity, no door can function; No estimate, no transaction, no movement, no recognition in a catalog reasoned of the financial value of the work.
The evaluation of the price of an object of art (or collection) depends above all on its degree of authenticity. To determine whether a good is genuine or not, the buyer may refer to certain documents.
The entries in certificates and documents of authenticity are governed by the regulations. The Marcus Decree of 3 March 1981 imposes standards for the authentication of an object of art or an antique piece of furniture. These rules are primarily intended to prevent fraud.
The decree thus provides that the seller of works of art or collector's objects shall, when the buyer so requests, 'issue him an invoice, receipt, bill of sale or extract of the minutes of sale Public specification of the nature, composition, origin and seniority of the thing sold '. In case of subsequent litigation concerning the authenticity of the property, the particulars associated with its description will be decisive.