How many times have we heard the same regurgitated story? Rare Ming vase used as door stop sells for millions or rare Xuande bowl used as cat bed sells for hundreds of thousands. Well, here is another. I am not going to bother commenting on wether fake or real anymore regarding these sensationalized stories, read the story look at the pics and make up your own mind (Look carefully at the two vases, its all in the details).
Either someone got the deal of a lifetime or the mother of all headaches. Due to the auction house failing to correctley attribute the piece as mark and period or not the buyer has no recourse or a legal leg to stand on.
Another plant or genuine? Time will tell…
On a personal note, I hope all turns out to be OK for the buyer…
Read what the press are printing
A rare 18th century Chinese vase uncovered during a house clearance has sold for £230,000 – well over its pre-sale estimate of £100.
The 11in (27cm) high vase on hardwood stand came for sale in Felixstowe on July 31 from a local gentleman. It had previously belonged to an aunt who had spent many years in the Far East.
The auctioneer who flogged it was left ‘shaking’ after the fierce bidding war over the vase. The vase belonged to a local pensioner who was selling items in his house to move into a care home.