Recently a British man buys a beautiful Chinese vase for £1, then put it on sale on eBay at a very low price, which causes wide attention since it is found that the vase is a rare antique belonging to a Chinese Emperor.
The Vase Bought For A Quid
This rare and beautiful vase, whose name was not revealed, was bought from a charity shop for £1.
Unaware of the significance of the vase, the lucky buyer then put it on sale on eBay and was soon flooded with offers, which encourage him to take the relic to Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers’ in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.
Realizing it may be valuable, the buyer took the vase to the antiques auction house for authentication. He was shocked and very excited when the experts explained its importance.
The 8-inch-tall vase is in a pear shape, with the yellow ground, a color used solely for the royal family, and carefully detailed floral decorations across its public face.
There are a poem written by Emperor Qianlong and two iron-red seal marks read “Qianlong chen han” – the Qianlong’s own mark – on the delicate vase, which means that it must have been commissioned by the emperor and probably displayed in one of the emperor’s palaces.
Now the vase is listed in an auctioneers’ magazine with a reserve price of £80,000 (nearly $100,000) because of its heritage linking it to the famous 18th century. It will be auctioned on November 8.
The news hits the Internet rapidly. Many people get shocked because the vase was bought for only £1 while it is valued at £50,000 to £80,000.
Some people say the buyer is lucky and wish that it were them who bought this special and valuable antique.
While some people, especially Chinese netizens, feel sorry and sad for the treasure because countless treasures were sent aboard and undervalued, which makes a huge loss of the country.
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SOURCE | Daily Mail