Last Updated on 7/16/2005 by bidz

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.”

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