Friday, November 12, 2010

Have you seen one of thes Vases lately !! - Record at Auction in London

A vase found in a house clearance in London has been sold for £43m,
thought to be a record for any Chinese artwork.
The 18th Century Qianlong porcelain piece, found in Pinner,
had been estimated to fetch up to £1.2m
for the brother and sister who inherited it.Ivan Macquisten,
 editor of Antiques Trade Gazette,
said the vase would have been made for the Qianlong emperor.
The 16in high vase is yellow and sky blue in colour
with a fish motif on the front and a perforated outer wall.
The private buyer - who is thought to have come from the
Chinese mainland - paid £43m, with an additional premium of £8.6m to go to the auctioneer.
The auctioneers found the vase in the bungalow which the brother and sister inherited from an uncle.