Last Updated on 10/12/2005 by bidz
Thursday October 13, 2005
“AN ANCIENT vase with a floor price of HK$90mil (US $11.6mil) is expected to set a world record for a piece of Chinese art at an upcoming auction in Hong Kong.
The exquisite 16.5cm tall ceramic piece, displayed in Beijing on Tuesday, will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s annual autumn auction on Oct 23.
The floor price for the vase is double the present record for ceramics from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), HK$44.92mil (US $5.79mil), set by a vase at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction in June.”