Sabet Collection jade vase up 1,260% on estimate



2015-06-26 13:12:05

Sabet Collection jade vase up 1,260% on estimate

A pale celadon jade vase saw $816,500 as one of five pieces from the Sabet Collection

A spectacular pale celadon jade vase proved popular at Maynard's March 12-13 International & Asian Art auction in Vancouver.

Sabet collection Jade vase The vase dates to the Qianlong period (1730-1795), which is renowned as a time when the arts flourished in China

The Qianlong period (1730-1795) piece sold for $816,500, making a $60,000 increase on estimate. It wasjoined by another jade vase that shared this estimate and brought $598,000.Both pieces were originally purchased in June 1971 and were among the fiveitems consigned to the sale from the Sabet Collection.

Habib Sabet was a successful businessman who founded more than 40 corporations, as well as establishing Iran's first television network. The five items offered from his collection sold for $2.1m.

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