Auction audience avid as Chinese export oil comes to the rostrum

A Chinese export oil showing a Qing emperor at court led a single-owner dispersal at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on May 5.

Commanding the sale’s highest estimate at $15,000-18,000, it took $20,000 (£15,900).

The early 19…

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