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Lyon & Turnbulls Canton Enamel Boxes Sell In Sothebys Honk Kong For £280,000

pair-canton-qianlong-boxesRemember this article I wrote Qianlong Canton Boxes Sell For £52,000 In Edinburgh

Well it looks like my predictions were correct!

I dont know whether to laugh or cry 😉

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art | 08 April 2014 | 3:00 PM HKT | Hong Kong

3102 A Rare Pair of Beijing Enamel Octafoil Boxes and Covers

Marks and Period of Qianlong. Each of oval section, the sides divided into eight lobes, delicately painted to the top of each lobe with a floral bloom picked out in various shades of yellow, blue, pink, green and white enamels, all encircling a stylised eight-petalled pink flowerhead with blue scrollwork, demi florets and pointed green leaves radiating from the furrows between the lobes, the rim encircled by a lime-green trefoil border, all reserved on a pale aubergine ground, the box similarly decorated with four leafy lotus sprays against a lemon-yellow ground, enclosing a four-character reign mark within a double-square, the interior enamelled in mottled sky-blue and the rims mounted in gilt.

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“Chicken Cup” sells for record price of 281.2mln HKD

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A Ming Dynasty wine cup smashed the world auction record for Chinese porcelain in Hong Kong yesterday after it was bought for US$36.05 million (HK$281.24 million) by Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian.

The tiny white porcelain cup, decorated with a color painting of a rooster and a hen tending to their chicks, was made during the reign of the Chenghua Emperor between 1465 and 1487.

The sale set a record for Chinese porcelain, according to Sotheby’s, beating the HK$252.66 million paid in 2010 for a gourd-shaped vase from the Qianlong period.

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Canterbury Auction Galleries 84k For Rhinoceros Horn Cup

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Canterbury Auction Galleries 84k For Rhinoceros Horn Cup

A 300-year-old Chinese rhinoceros horn cup has sold for £84,000 at auction in the city – more than double its estimate.

It was the star lot of a two-day sale at the Canterbury Auction Galleries where Chinese antiques and art were the most sought after by collectors.

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Cheffins Auction £440,000 For Broken Wig Stand

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The damaged porcelain stand had spent years dumped in a utility room in Cambridgeshire but was made in the 18th century for the Emperor Qianlong. The 11 inch tall item had previously been split in two and crudely glued back together again. It also has several chips in it.

It was found by experts stored away in a utility room having been placed there by the British owner who had inherited it from a great uncle.

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