Pensioner Discovers Ancient Rare Jade Worth £3 Million – NOT

Pensioner Discovers Ancient Rare Jade Worth £3 Million - NOT

I was lost for words when I read this story in a UK national paper, more than anything I was embarrassed for the Asian Art Expert that actually fronted this story.

I dont know why a journalist would even consider publishing this story without first researching the facts, I think they call it due diligence. Glorying a story sells papers I suppose.

The story: An Indian gem dealer that emigrated to England in the 1960s left a chest of treasures when he died aged 96 in 2012.

His 66 year old son was going through his fathers possessions when he came across the tiny jade piece and was apparently stunned when Asian Art Expert expert at Halls Auctioneers in Shrewsbury told the owner the piece was worth 2 to 3 million UK pounds.

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Pair Of Doucai Dragon Jars Sell For US $88,888.88 On Ebay USA

The story goes a woman bought these jars a few years back at an antiques fair in Champlain Valley.

She brought the pair of Doucai dragon jars to Global Garage Sales in Colchester to be sold online. Peter Becker and Erik Holcomb, co-founders of Global Garage Sales, posted the jars on Ebay for a seven day auction.

Pair Of Doucai Dragon Jars Sell For US $88,888.88 On Ebay USA

Feb 05, 2020 . A pair of doucai dragon jars sell for US $88,888.88 on Ebay USA. The jars had 100 bids with 19 bidders.

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Double Dutch! Qianlong Vase Sells For $270,000

Double Dutch! Qianlong Vase Sells For $270,000

A piece of Qing porcelain sells for $270,000 at Pook and Pook in Downington Pennsylvania auction.

A Chinese porcelain vase from the Qinglong period, which incorporates Dutch figures has brought global interest.

The vase was 16 inches high and 12 inches wide and came from a private collection in New Jersey. It carried an auction estimate of just $10,00-15,00.

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eBay USA – $12,100 For Small Chinese Daoguang Bowl

23rd of November 2019. A small iron red and underglaze blue bowl bearing Daoguang seal mark sells for $12,100 on Ebay USA. The vase had 29 bids with 7 bidders.

Sellers original description: NO RESERVE. Rare Antique or Vintage Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White Small Porcelain Bowl With Character Mark. There are no Cracks or any damages. A few glaze contractions and a little bit of brown age spot on the inside center bottom part.

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Qianlong Vase Bought For £1 Sells For £484,000

Qianlong Vase Bought For £1 Sells For £484,000

A very fortunate man bought a vase from a charity shop in England for one pound sterling, because he thought it was attractive. He then decided to put the vase on e-bay. It aroused so much interest he decided to take it off and take it to a antique valuer.

At Sworders fine art auctioneers in Essex, expert Yexue Li immediately knew she was looking at a valuable piece. The vase turned out to be an 18th century piece made for the Emperor Qianlong. The colours and inscription confirmed its provenance.

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Chipped Qianlong Tea Pot Sells For 1 Million Sterling

Chipped Qianlong Tea Pot Sells For 1 Million Sterling

After sitting on a shelf in the family home for years, a five inch tall china teapot with a damaged lid which had been handed down through the generations and whose importance was unknown until antiques expert Lee Young visited the home to assess some family ornaments ‘My heart skipped a beat’ he said when it was handed to him.

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Qi Baishi Chinese Artist

The painter Qi Baishi became the first Chinese artist to join the £100 million club in December 2017. The week before Christmas, a set of ink brush panels entitled Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), sold for a staggering 931.5 million yuan (well over £100m.) at the Poly Beijing auction house. It is the highest price ever paid for a work of Chinese art at auction.

Only a dozen or so other works—by artists like Warhol, Picasso and van Gogh—have sold at auction for more than the equivalent of £100 million, although a number of others have reportedly been sold privately in that price area.

There is no doubt that this work was fascinating and probably represented value for money as, effectively, the purchaser (unknown) did get twelve pictures for the price of one.

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Vase Found in a French Attic Sells For £14 Million | Amazing China Historical Photographs

This is really the classic fancy of a sotheby’s specialist, my colleague in Paris one day gets a phone call from a lady telling him she has this vase that has been sitting in an attic for a couple of decades and she would like to bring it in. She took it on the train in a shoe box and walked over to the office.

There it came out of the box, one of the finest most dazzling pieces of family rose porcelain he had ever seen, And it turns out this is a seal mark of the Qianlong emperor, the most powerful human being who lived on earth in the 18th century. It is a vase that was probably made for his birthday on the 34th year of his reign and decorated with a great wealth of auspicious designs from pine trees that signified longevity to Lou the deer which is happiness to the cranes that are our wish for old age.

What’s exceptional I would say on this vase is the quality of the firing, it must have been positioned just right in the kiln and fired for the right amount of time because the colors have come out pin sharp so you have that gem light dazzling appearance that you do not often see, in its shape and design it’s a unique vase and it’s very closely related to one of the most famous pieces in a public collection in France.

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