Qing bamboo brush pot sells for $88,000
A Qing dynasty (1644-1912) bamboo brush pot has sold for £58,000 ($88,278) at Duke’s in Dorchester.
The piece is elaborately carved and displays the goddess Yaochi Jinmu, also known as Queen Mother of the West.
It was originally bought in 1984 for £700, meaning that it has grown in value by an impressive 15.3% per annum.
Chinese artefacts often sell for significantly higher than estimate in the US and the UK – which can prove quite a shock for auctioneers at small auction houses.
This is primarily due to Chinese collectors scouring the internet for pieces of their history on sale for peanuts in the west.
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