A Ch’ing Dynasty vase has been sold at auction in New England for $us24,723,000 – the highest price ever paid in the United States for a Ch’ing vase.
The vase is 18 centimetres tall and is decorated with a painted flower and landscape decoration enamel. It has a bronze stand.
The vase is has been repaired in five places but was “probably” was made for the Qinglong Emperor (1711-1799), who was an avid collector and patron of the arts.
The vase was sold in 1964 in New York for $750.