By placing an order with us you agree to the following Terms and Conditions


Reliance of Information

We do our best to keep any of the information on our webpage actual and correct. Descriptions of objects and their prices are subject to change. We cannot guarantee it’s completeness, actuality and/or correctness at any time and therefore expressly disclaim all representations of warranties of any kind. We assume no responsibility for the content of other webpages linked to our webpage. The content on our webpage is provided for general information only and does not constitute an advise in any respect.


Placing an Order

All our objects are unique and are sold on first-come-first-served basis in the actual condition they are (‘as is’). Offers made by us are subject to the availability of the objects. We reserve the right to discard any order placed with us. An order placed and accepted by us constitutes a legal binding contract. PRIMA PORTA Matthias Renz acts as a seller and/or as an intermediate between sellers and customers.


Cancellation of Contract for Webpage Purchases

You are entitled to cancel your contract provided that you exercise your right no longer than 14 days after the day on which you received the object(s) informing us on under the condition, that the object(s) have not been ordered especially for you. The object(s) have to be returned to us lawfully on your costs in the same condition as sent to you not later than 14 days of informing us about the cancellation. We will reimburse you by the method used to pay for the original transaction the amount in relation to the object(s) to which your cancellation rights apply. We keep the right to make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any object(s) supplied, if the loss is the result of improper handling by you or any of your representatives. We will make the reimbursement no later than 14 days after the day the goods are received back.



We send your object(s) in your behalf and as a convenience for our customers, objects prices shown on our webpage already include the separate handling, packing and shipping fee to Europe, US and Canada. Other destinations on request. Please allow several working days for secure packing and handling. Your shipment is insured to it’s actual value with an maximum of up to EUR 5,000.00. In case a higher insured value or a specific courier is desired, please contact us immediately at Additional charges might apply.


Acceptance and Receiving of Object(s), Transfer of Ownership

In case of shipping delays which are beyond our responsibilities like war, strikes, lockouts, lock-downs, pandemics, operating or traffic delays, acts decreed by public authorities, lack of necessary documents prepared by you or in your behalf, as well as any other legal circumstances of force majeure which prevent or delay the dispatch or receiving of your object(s) for more than two months from the day of purchase you agree that you have accepted the object(s) specified in our invoice upon a transfer of ownership to you.


Customs and Duties

Antiquities pass duty free to most western countries including most US states. Nevertheless the liability and the applicable customs regulations of import requirements in the country of destination are the sole responsibility of the customer. We cannot be held responsible for any delays, damage, loss or failures of any kind to obtain the rights or permits necessary to export or import the object(s) purchased from us. Import Tax and/or payable VAT and/or other duties and fees depends on the country of destination. Payment of such and/or any other disputes with customs authorities are the sole responsibility of the customer.



By placing an order with us you agree to the following Terms and Conditions


Authenticity and Ethics

As a member of CINOA, the principal international confederation of Art & Antique Dealer, which has strict standards for accepting members, we feel bound to their severe code of expertise, quality, integrity and ethics. We are dedicated to the satisfaction of our customers and the authenticity of our ancient art works. Any ancient work of art sold by us is described to the best of our knowledge. This extends from our and/or other qualified experience, scholarly historical analysis, publicly accessible scientific materials, general knowledge and/or information we have received with the objects to scientific tests like C14 carbon dating, TL-testing, X-raying or similar. We will aim to provide the customer with as much information as possible depending on availability as to authorship, origin, date, age, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance or condition. As a statement of opinion it does not constitute an assured property. Without exception, all our objects have been verified and matched with the Interpol Data Base of Stolen Art Works.


Up-Trade and Resale

We believe in values and the authenticity of ancient works of art. Therefore we offer a flexible trade-up policy tailor-made for our customers, which is unique in the ancient art market. We are delighted to accept your object(s) back at any time and trade it up under the following condition: Your object(s) must be returned in the same condition once sold to you. The new object(s) considered by you is at least twice the value of the trade-in object(s) once acquired from us. We evaluate the actual value of your object(s) on the date of trade-in, guaranteeing minimum the same quote once paid. Additionally, if you should wish to part from your object(s) you are free to return any object(s) acquired from us at any time to have it placed in the market for reselling.


Forms of Payment

We offer you many different ways of paying your object(s) – by wire transfer in USD, EUR or PLN (no service charge), by credit card (no service charge) or via PayPal (the service charge is 4% of the invoiced amount).


Place of Jurisdiction

All parties recognize the exclusive choice of Polish Jurisdiction with any matter arising from the purchase and the performance of the transaction. Place of fulfillment is the seat of the seller.



All copyright, database rights, trademarks and any other intellectual property rights in and to the content of this webpage, such as text, graphics, logos, banners, images, buttons, underlying source code and software, is our sole property or the applicable licensor. Any use, including copying, reproduction, duplication, transmission or display of the content except the view for private purposes of this webpage needs our prior written permission.



We reserve the right to change, add or remove any content from these Terms & Conditions of Sale at any time and at its sole discretion, by updating these on the webpage. Any changes to these Terms & Conditions of Sale are applicable immediately on the webpage.