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I usually don’t post on the weekends because that’s when I try to do my research for the blog, although I never stop looking for interesting things to share with you. Trust me, I have fun doing it!

I found this while preparing my post for Monday and I felt like sharing it with you.

A very, very lucky person discovered this vase when a house was cleared out (an elderly man inherited it from his uncle, an explorer who travelled frequently to the Far East. When the man died this year it was left as part of his estate to his sister who founded it while cleaning) and soon after that this vase was sold for 69.3 million at Bainbridges Auctions. That’s right! So, the next time you’re asked to help your mother or your sweet auntie clean up their place, say “yes”! 🙂

Bainbridges Auctions says this vase is extremely important because it has a reticulated double walled construction. There is an inner vase that can be viewed through the perforations of the main body. It is of the Qianlong period, circa 1740s and decorated with four cartouches each showcasing different styles of fish at play on stylized water backgrounds. They also believe to be the most important Chinese vase offered for sale in this century. Well, for 69.3 million it better be!

The New World Record

Photo: Bainbridges Auctions


They call it “a piece of perfection, sold at the perfect time”. I called it: Luck. 😉

Thoughts, anyone?



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12 Comments to 'Want to become a Millionaire? Find a Chinese Vase'

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  1. Cole said,

    It’s a beautiful piece, but I wouldn’t pay $70 million for it. I guess if you are unbelievably rich…

  2. Hi, Cole.

    I know… it’s way too much money for a Vase. I know it’s art and all of that, but 70 mil? Really? I think about how many people you could help with that money.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.om

  3. Cole said,

    I agree. It seems like some art is just WAY overvalued.

  4. Do you know the awful thing? If I was clearing out his attic, I would have thrown it away and muttered something about ‘too much junk’….

    Think of all the treasures I’ve probably thrown away in my time. Aaaargh!!


  5. Sarah,

    I would’ve done the same! Who would think this vase would be worth that much? Unless you’re a Chinese art collector. 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  6. Beautiful, but why so much for a vase? What a waste of money that could have been used to help others. Warmly, Karen

  7. Hi, Karen!
    I’m right there with you!
    Thanks for your visit! It’s great having you here!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.

  8. CC said,

    Clever post and title! Thanks for stopping by Currently Chic! I am glad you liked the books. The vase is beautiful and it looks as if you have solved the issue we were emailing about! Good job!

  9. CC,

    Thank you!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  10. it’s a beautiful piece & creative post! have a great Sunday!

  11. Design Elements:

    Thank you so much!!! 🙂

    You too have a great Sunday!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  12. This one would have slipped right by me and would probably have ended up at the church bazaar. I’m glad the right person found it. Great story…thanks!
    xo, Rosemary

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