21 March 2011

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Chinese Vase £51m Sale Faces Collapse

The Most Expensive Chinese Work Of Art Still Unclaimed After Four Months We reported on 7 March, the record-breaking £51m sale of an 18th century Qianlong-dynasty Chinese vase from a suburban London auction house had collapsed. Well the plot thickens. Intrigue and sabotage has been blamed for the sale falling through, but Bainbridge’s Auctioneers of […]

6 March 2011

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Pinner Vase Sale a £51m Stiff?

Intrigue and sabotage blamed for the sales collapse The internationally reported sale of an 18th century Qianlong-dynasty Chinese vase from a small suburban London auction house last November has fallen through. Bainbridge’s of Ruislip scored the record, for the highest price realized for a piece of Chinese art, sold in the UK. The fact of […]

13 November 2010

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£53 Million “Pinner” Chinese Vase Sets Record

An auction record was set this week for a piece of Chinese art, when a 16 inch high ceramic vase decorated with 4 circular cartouches, each masterfully carved and enameled with carp (a symbol of plenty) beneath a primrose yellow trumpet neck sold through the small suburban auction room, Bainbridges in Ruislip, Middlesex UK. The […]