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18th Century Chinese Vase Sold For $1.8 Million At Auction

18th Century Chinese Vase

A cobalt blue and white Chinese vase dating from 18th-century just sold for $1.8 million in an online auction – more than 320 times its estimate. Yes, you see well. More than 320 times, since ase was estimated to sell for just $5,000.
This special vase vase with an elongated pear-shape and lotus-flower mouth opening was discovered in the country home of an anonymous New England family, where it had been for generations.

18th Century Chinese Vase


The exquisite urn is touted to be in a pristine condition and boasts in an allover lotus scroll pattern, with animal masks on each shoulder. It further carries two reign marks on the bottom; a six-character Yongzheng mark and a double circle; which makes it extremely rare.

18th Century Chinese Vase


Sold as part of Boston-based Skinner Auction House’s sale of Asian Art Works Online (June 9–18), this vase netted more than half of the sale’s total, which edged above $2.5 million.
There were some 16 bidders volleying for the vase at virtual auction. Dowling said, “it only ever takes two people… to know what something is worth and compete to win it.”

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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