The artelino archive offers a database of circa 50,000 sold Japanese prints plus some 2,000 sold contemporary Chinese art prints for public display. Each item is presented with descriptions and large images.
Access to the archive is restricted to clients with an active purchase history in our auctions and to authorized consignors of artelino. Login is required.
The archive shows objects that were sold in past auctions. We do not show unsold items.
No. Our clients can specify in their account settings whether they want their purchases showing up in the archive. Resellers, for instance may prefer that their purchaes are not on public display.
Also dealers may specify that their consignments to us do not show up. This is a remnant from our early days in 2001 and 2002 when a German ukiyo-e dealer with a lot of clout tried to put artelino under a world-wide dealer boycott. Today it is without any meaning.
If you want to see all items that you bought from artelino, please log to your account and select MY COLLECTION. As this program is not public, a possible consignor "block" is not in effect.
We archive sold items after they were completely processed, meaning they were paid by the high bidder, shipped and the consignor was paid by us. If you should try to find your purchased items that you still keep with us (HOLD option) under archived items, you will therefore have no luck. But try Recent Items and you will see them.
If you want to search for items by a specific artist, use the drop-down box for artist, not the search field. For example: A query made by search field Kuniyoshi would yield all items that somehow refer to the word Kuniyoshi. But it could also be an item with a remark like "This artist was a pupil of Kuniyoshi".
The artelino company is a small family business and we can maintain and keep this archive open only if our online auctions provide us with the necessary financial means.
If you use and appreciate this archive, please bid in our auctions and buy from us. Thank you.
Author: Dieter Wanczura