Skip to comments.Ming vase smashes record at mixed Sotheby's sale
Posted on 10/06/2011 7:48:24 PM PDT by Beowulf9
A prominent old world collection of imperial ceramics fetched $72 million at a Sotheby's Hong Kong sale on Wednesday, with an early Ming cobalt blue Meiping vase going for a record $21.6 million despite recent financial market turmoil.
The Meiyintang collection, a unique, respected assemblage of Chinese porcelain collected over nearly half a century by Swiss tycoons, the Zuellig brothers, was offered onto the market for the first time in April in a highly anticipated Hong Kong sale.
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At first I thought the vase literally smashed....that would be news I suppose.
The buyer respectfully requests that you not use "Ming vase" and "smash" in the same sentence. Thx.
wuddaya, kidding? It's insured!
Please DO NOT say “Ming Vase” and “smashed” in the same sentence or paragraph.
My heart is beating very rapidly.
That reminds me of this, which, while not directly related, is a classic and is due for a bump.
“That was a priceless Min Vase!”
Inspector Clouseau: “Nit anymear.”
i guess you dont put flowers in it
“i guess you dont put flowers in it”
unless they’re poppies.
ming the mirthless
This reminds me of an old cartoon.
A man is walking through a museum and sees a vase with a placard “MING”.
He reaches over and flips it with his finger and it rings.....”TANG”.
72 million dola?
Anything I'd pay that kind of money for better look very much like a brand new fresh jet airliner decked out like it belonged to the Sultan of Brunei. A vase? Forget it. I don't care how rich I was.
Is it just me, or is that vase crooked?
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