Chinese Vase from Qianlong-dynasty fetches £43 Million in London Auction
It’s thought the vase left China in the 1860’s and the family acquired it in the 1930’s. The vase itself dates back to the 18th century.
It was valued at around 1.2 million by Bainbridges; a small auction company in Ruislip. They specialise in home clearances and valuations.
There was fierce bidding between many Chinese people; the unnamed man who won the auction was not present, he is thought to be Chinese.
This vase had been produced for a Qianlong Emperor who ruled from 1735 to 1796; this was in the Qing Dynasty.
The Final price was an amazing £43 Million pounds ($69 Million dollars) with an additional £8.6 Million commission for the auction house. This is one of highest auction prices for a piece of Chinese artwork.