Junyao Bowl Used As An Ashtray Swapped For Two Packs Of Cigarettes Sold For 1.8 Million Yuan

Junyao Bowl Used As An Ashtray Swapped For Two Packs Of Cigarettes Sold For 1.8 Million Yuan

An old Chinese farmer dug up an old pot and took it home and used it as an ashtray. The old farmer had been using the pot as an ashtray for three years until one day a man named Luo Jun who collects antiques and who used to work in the Cultural Relic Bureau when he was younger was out and about in the countryside searching for antiques to buy and happened to call at the old man’s house to ask for water.

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A Chinese Man Inherits His British Aunts Huge Chinese Antique Collection Worth Billions.

A Chinese Man Inherits His British Aunts Huge Chinese Antique Collection Worth Billions.

Zhao Tailai, who was born in Dongguan got the windfall of a lifetime when his aunt died and apparently left him thousands of Chinese antiques hidden in her British cellar worth billions.

Zhao Tailai came from a distinguished family, his grandfather was a famous diplomat and statesman “Wu Tingfang”. Wu Tingfang used to be Zeng Guofan’s legal adviser, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Republic of China.

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Farmer Pulls Entire Village Out Of Poverty Creating Fake Antiques

An old farmer in China has made his fortune creating fake Chinese antiques and shipping them overseas. He employed all 800 people in his village to help, in doing so he has managed to lift the full village out of poverty.

The farmer’s name is Fang Xingqing, from Yanyunjian, Luoyang. Born in the 1950s, he was raised as a farmer like his ancestors before him. The whole village has relied on farming for many years for their livelihood and have suffered financially due to the drop in income from farming.

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Cultural Relics Bureau In Beijing Offers Old Man 10,000 Yuan For Painting – He Sells It For 20 Million Yuan.

Cultural Relics Bureau In Beijing Offers Old Man 10,000 Yuan For Painting - He Sells It For 20 Million Yuan.

A painting believed to have been painted by the famous Northern Song Dynasty artist Zhang Xian has been sold for 20 Million Yuan.

The owner believes the painting was cared for by Puyi within the walls of the forbidden city, the painting was then passed to Puyi’s personal body guard for safe keeping during the troubles at that time.

The painting was believed to have then been passed down through the generations to the current owner.

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Pair Of Qianlong Ruby Ground Sedan Vases Sell For £324,000

It’s always advisable to declutter ones home on occasion. Partly, this is just to make you feel a little better and more comfortable in your own surroundings. Tidying up is often proclaimed to be good for the soul. In addition, however, you may just find that your home is hosting unexpected treasures.

That was certainly the case for one couple in West London, who learned that a matching pair of Chinese vases that had gathered dust on their mantle dated back to the Qianlong Emperor. Agreeing to send the vases to auction, the value was truly spectacular – the couple had been sitting on a slice of Chinese history for decades.

The couple called in an antiques expert for a valuation of their possessions, as they were planning a house move. Among the items valued were two Chinese vases, which were an inheritance gift obtained in the early 1950s. Ever since, the vases had sat atop a fireplace. They were deemed to be an aesthetically pleasing decoration, and nothing more.

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Cat Lady’s Qianlong Reticulated Vase Sells For 9 Million

Cat Lady's Qianlong Reticulated Vase Sells For 9 Million

A Chinese porcelain vase that lay hidden in open view for fifty years sold for nine million dollars at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. The eighteenth-century vase was found in an eighty-year-old woman’s home in Europe by art consultant Johan Bosch van Rosenthal.

The owner is said to have inherited the vase which cost a meagre fifty-six dollars when first purchased from an auction house in 1954.

The reticulated vase, which is very fragile withstood the attention of the owners four cats. “It is a miracle that this extraordinarily fragile vase survived half a century in a home surrounded by countless pets,” said Nicolas Chow, chairman of Sotheby’s Asia, in a press release.

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Valuable Rare Banknote Found In Ming Dynasty Head

Valuable Rare Banknote Found In Ming Dynasty HeadIn most family households the husband hands over his money to his wife to run the house and family. But in ancient China some guy decided to hide his money where his wife would never think to look.

600 years later his hidden money has been found, found in the crevice of an antique carved wooden head. The head was on view at an auction in China when an unsuspecting potential buyer notice something silver from a small crevice on the underside of the Ming dynasty head. After further investigation it was discovered that the shiny silver item was in fact a silver bank note worth the equivalent in its day of 28 kilograms of pure silver. The note had been folded into a 2.5cm square and pushed into an old crack on the underside of the head.

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