Chinese Vase Soars Ten Times Above Estimate in UK Auction

  • December 17, 2015 11:08

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A Chinese famille rose vase, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795), sold for 300,000 pounds.
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A Chinese famille rose vase provoked a bidding battle at the UK auction house Hansons this week.

Described as bearing a Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795), the ovoid form vase had six telephone bidders pursuing it for seven minutes. An anonymous UK buyer prevailed, sending the lot with a low estimate of £30,000 to final bid of £300,000.

The piece came from a Leicestershire estate. Its polychrome design included seven good luck symbols.

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