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Lawrences' Chinese vase

Imperial sleeper – Chinese vase makes 150-times estimate at Somerset auction

26 January 2017

Drawing spectacular bidding at Lawrences of Crewkerne, this rare Chinese altar vase was knocked down at over 150-times estimate at the Somerset saleroom’s latest fine art auction. It was thought to have been specially commissioned by the Qing court for ceremonial use in palaces and temples.

Auctioneer Jesper Bruun Rasmussen

Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen

15 December 2016

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.

Chinese imperial enamel vase

'Car boot' Chinese vase sells for £50,000 at Salisbury auction

15 November 2016

A rare Chinese imperial enamel vase bought for £10 at a car boot sale has been hammered down for £50,000 at Woolley & Wallis’ Asian sale today. It sold on the phone to a Chinese buyer.

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A £10 car boot sale Chinese vase find gets a £30,000 estimate for auction

18 October 2016

A rare Chinese Imperial Beijing enamel vase bought for £10 at a car boot sale is to go to auction in Salisbury next month carrying a £20,000-30,000 estimate.

Chinese Kangxi porcelain famille noir brushwater

Rare Kangxi brushwater takes top spot at Roseberys' auction

20 July 2016

Roseberys' latest fine art auction produced particularly sound results from the Asian art collection of Sir Anthony Hastings George, proving that a good provenance is still key.

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Watch Charles Hanson selling Qianlong vase for £650,000 at Derbyshire auction

01 July 2016

A fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark sold for £650,000 at the auction held today at Hansons of Etwall.

Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal

Qianlong vase emerges at Derbyshire auction with £300,000-500,000 estimate

17 June 2016

Auctioneers Hansons of Etwall, Derbyshire have announced they will be offering a fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark at their sale on July 1.

Chinese mark and period vases

Double joy at Halls as Chinese vases bring £85,000

19 May 2016

A pair of Daoguang (1821-50) mark and period vases sold for £85,000 at a recent sale held at Halls of Shrewsbury.

18th century Imperial Famille Rose ‘Chilong’ bottle vase

Rare 18th century Qianlong vase highlight at Bonhams' Fine Chinese Art sale

16 May 2016

A porcelain vase thought to be from a Chinese Imperial palace over two centuries ago sells at Bonhams for £110,500

Yongzheng vase at Mallams

Yongzheng perfection brings £750,000

06 May 2016

Made under the watchful eye of the third Qing emperor, a Chinese porcelain vase valued at just £12 in the 1950s sold for £750,000 at the latest sale held by Mallams in Cheltenham.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson

Qianlong vase brings house record in Derbyshire

22 December 2015

Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire posted a new house record in the closing days of 2015 with the sale of a 13in (32cm) high Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period famille rose vase for £300,000.

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‘Yongzheng’ vase posts £114,500 record for Carmarthen auction house

09 November 2015

Welsh auctioneers Peter Francis set a new house record when this 8in (19cm) celadon glazed vase sold via the-saleroom.com to a bidder from mainland China for £114,500.

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An enigmatic £200,000 Chinese sleeper unmasked

23 March 2015

Drama came at a recent sale at Taylor’s Auction Rooms in Montrose when a lot of two pieces of Chinese blue and white porcelain sold for £200,000.

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Qianlong vase brings seasonal cheer at £520,000

23 December 2014

Appearing at a recent sale held by Toovey’s of Washington, West Sussex, this Imperial Qianlong famille rose and calligraphic vase sold for a house-record £520,000.

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Boston outshines New York with $22m vase

22 September 2014

The US staged a raft of dedicated Asian auctions in New York salerooms and beyond last week. Top lot as ATG went to press was this 2ft 10½in (88cm) high fencai vase from the Qianlong period with a six-character turquoise Qianlong mark to the base when it sold for $22m (£14.2m) hammer at Skinner (23/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Boston on September 17.

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Vase takes Asian art top spot at £2.65m

12 November 2013

This Yongzheng yellow and green enamel vase was the highest-selling lot from the week-long auction series of Asian art held in London.

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Christie’s to sell Croydon’s £9m collection of Chinese treasures in Hong Kong

16 September 2013

The London Borough of Croydon has chosen Christie’s as the auctioneers for its controversial sale of 24 Chinese works of art from its collection.

Council agrees to ceramic sell off

19 August 2013

Croydon Council have approved the controversial sale of 24 pieces of Chinese ceramics.

Alert raised over Croydon ceramics sell-off

17 June 2013

The Museums Association is seeking urgent talks with Croydon Council to question them about a plan to sell 24 items from their 230-piece antique Chinese ceramics collection.

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Happy end to tale of Bainbridge's vase

21 January 2013

Peter Bainbridge has confirmed to Antiques Trade Gazette that the Qianlong vase at the centre of a highly publicised payment dispute since November 2010 has finally been sold.

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