World Record Prce For Christie's Ming Vase

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2015-06-26 10:35:56

World Record Prce For Christie's Ming Vase

An extensive collection of Imperial Chinese ceramics featured in a record-breaking Christie's Hong Kong sale on Wednesday October 4. Assembled over the course of 50 years by the renowned Swiss collectors the Zuellig brothers, the collection included a spectacular selection of Ming porcelain that drew bidders from around the world.

The star lot of the sale was a Ming Yongle period blue and white "meiping" vase of fruit sprays which was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $21.6 million, a new world record auction price for Ming porcelain.

Other notable lots sold included a Qing Qianlong period famille-rose 'peach' vase which sold for $11.6 million, and a rare Ming Yongle period blue and white 'Jue' stand which sold for $3.7 million.

The most notable pieces all sold to collectors from the Chinese mainland but several cracked or restored pieces went unsold despite their rarity, showing a growing market trend for buying only the very best examples.

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