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Vase sells for 'impossible' amount at Birmingham auctioneers
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:28:15 AM »
Vase sells for 'impossible' amount at Birmingham auctioneers

A Chinese vase has sold for 450 times what it was estimated to fetch at an auction house in Birmingham.

It was thought the intricately-painted porcelain wucai fish vase might be sold for up to 1,800, but instead it went for 810,000.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-39107355
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Re: Vase sells for 'impossible' amount at Birmingham auctioneers
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 08:20:59 AM »
I have seen this Chinese items at a local auction go for vast amounts before that had conservative estimates. I remember a Chinese jade piece, estimate 40-60 sold for 13,500. I happened to be standing next to a Chinese gentleman who had said to me before that lot came up it was a rare piece and undervalued, he was right :) All good for the sellers of these items for sure.