Chinese Vase

Jul 16, 2005 | Auctions, Collectibles | 0 comments

Chinese vase left in dogs’ room fetches record 3 million pounds at auction

Telegraph | News |
By Will Bennett
(Filed: 16/07/2005)

“A unique Chinese vase left on a shelf in a room where the owners’ dogs slept became the most expensive work of art ever sold by a British provincial auctioneer when it fetched 3 million pounds (5.2722 million U.S. dollars) yesterday.

The Alexander Vase, which had been bought by an ancestor of the owners for 10 pounds (17.57 U.S. dollars) in 1900, was discovered during a routine insurance valuation by a specialist from Woolley & Wallis, based in Salisbury.”

Read the full story >>

Sponsored by:

More Collectible News

Most Expensive Sports Card Ever Sold

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 Today on August 28, 2022 a new record was set for not only the most expensive sports trading card, but the highest priced piece of sports memorabilia ever sold - eclipsing the T-206 Honus Wagner card which sold earlier in August for $7.25...

LeBron James “Triple Logoman” Sports Card

Is this card poised to be the most valuable sports card ever sold? We will find out on June 23. Goldin is auctioning off what they are calling the "Modern Card Grail" - a 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman #3LG-LBJ LeBron James Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA Authentic....

Captain America Comics #1 Up for Auction

Heritage Auctions is currently auctioning off this CGC NM 9.4 copy of Captain America Comics #1 San Francisco Pedigree (Timely, 1941) which they describe as one of the best copies ever seen to date and one of the most sought after comics in the comic collecting realm....

Rare Virgil Abloh Sneaker Auction

Sotheby’s Modern Collectibles is currently auctioning off rare pairs of sneakers designed by the legendary Virgil Alboh with some of the items already exceeding the pre-sale estimates. Alboh passed away on November 28, 2021 at the age of 41, after a two-year battle...