Terms of Use

Use of this website shall constitute acceptance of the following terms of use.

1. Use of this site will be taken as consent to our Terms & Conditions (as outlined on this page), Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy.

2. Whilst every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and up to date, the use of any information contained within this site is at the user's own risk.

3. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to Ball & Claw Antiques. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction without prior approval is prohibited.

3.1. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all photographs of items for sale on this website are the copyright property of Ball & Claw Antiques and may not be reproduced, copied or downloaded for use in any other business or professional environment without prior permission.

4. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, Ball & Claw Antiques are acknowledged.

5. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of prices on this website but in the event of an error, Ball & Claw Antiques shall not be bound to supply any item at an incorrectly published "offer" price.

5.1. If the error in the "offer to sell" price is identified after a payment has been made (an "offer of payment") then the buyer will be contacted immediately and offered the opportunity for (a) a full and immediate refund or (b) the opportunity to proceed at the corrected offer price

5.2.For full details of when an offer to purchase by a customer will be deemed to have been accepted by Ball & Claw Antiques and a contract to supply goods been entered into, please see our full Sale Terms & Conditions.

5.3. Any error in the offer price will not affect the purchasers right to cancel as detailed in the Ball & Claw Antiques Conditions of Sale.

6. When describing items on this website, the following terms or phrases shall be taken to have the following meanings:

6.1. "By": There is sufficient evidence and/or provenance to assert that this item was made or created by the named individual or company.

6.2. "Attributed to": There is some evidence, either observed or provided by some form of provenance, that the item was likely to have been made or created by the named individual or company.

6.3. "Circle of": There is some evidence that this item was created in a similar style and at a contemporaneous time to the named individual but by a different person who was possibly known to them.

6.4. "Style of" or "Manner of": An item created in a similar fashion or style to work by the named individual but which may, or may not, be contemporaneous.

6.5. "After": A copy (or close copy) of an item created by the named individual.

6.6. "Silver": An item that has British hallmarks or international proofmarks indicating that it is solid silver of the appropriate quality (the purity of silver varying from country to country)

6.7. "EPNS" or "silver plate": An item that is made of a base metal or alloy and coated (plated) with a thin layer of silver.

6.8. "White metal": An item that looks silver but has no hallmarks or otherwise to indicate that it is. Anything sold with this description should be considered as "not silver".

6.9. "Non-Hallmarked Silver": An item with no visible hallmark but which by testing or observation is believed to be made from silver.

6.10. "Condition Note": If an item has any defect, damage, missing part, functional limitation or a historical repair that has not been done to the same standard as would be done today, then this shall be detailed in a Condition Note for the item. Condition Notes form an integral part of an items description.

7. From time to time this website may include links to other websites but this does not signify that we endorse the website(s) and we accept no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

7.1. We shall, from time to time, check the validity of any such included links and remove where appropriate.

7.2. If a link is reported to us, by email or other method, as being a link to a website that contains inappropriate or illegal material then we shall immediately investigate any such report and remove the link if necessary.

8. Any attempt to deface, change the content or prevent other users from experiencing the website in the way intended by Ball & Claw Antiques shall give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

9. Use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Scotland.