Saturday, December 24, 2011


To say this is astonishing is an understatement.  This posting appears all by itself because I could not conceive of anything that could possibly go with it.

An Imperial Chinese vase, thought to have been kept at the royal palace in Beijing's Forbidden City, which sold for more than £9 million at auction at Bonhams auction house in London. The buyer, from the Chinese mainland, paid £9,001,250, making the vase the highest-priced Asian artwork to be sold in London this year. Its pre-sale estimate was £5 million to £8 million but it went for a higher price following a bidding war between three separate phone buyers.

(A British pound sterling is about $1.50 U.S.)


  1. And the daughter of the art dealer speaks up... Someone wanted the prestige of owning a nine million pound vase, so that's what they made it worth.

  2. Meaning no disrespect to what appears to be a valuable piece, but do you see a face on top, and the handles on the side appear to be scratching under the armpits?

  3. It is a stunning vase, but I think I would be happier with a cheap knock-off LOL.
    And I see what LynnM sees, too!

  4. i agree with Diana - i'd be happier with a cheap knockoff as well