A rare and beautiful Chinese vase was purchased from a charity shop for £ 1, but is about to auction at a reserve price of £ 80,000 after a happy buyer finds out it belongs to a Chinese emperor.
A small, bright spring daffodil, a pear-shaped vase, was made especially for the Emperor of Xianglong, who reigned from 1735 to 1796 AD, but still made his way to a charity shop in Hertfordshire, England, where it is for sale just for £ 1.
The delicious and extremely lucky buyer tried to sell the rare and unique Chinese vase on eBay and was soon "flooded with offers" encouraging him to take the relic of the Stansted Mountfiche Swords of Swords, Essex, which surprised the buyer with the real meter in value.
The vase, which sells for just £ 1
A vase purchased from a charity shop for £ 1 can be sold for £ 80,000 (Photo:  Swords / BNPS)
The delicate yellow vase, which encourages positive and encouraging emotions, has been carefully designed to be hung from a wall and therefore has a flat back, and is adorned with carefully detailed floral decorations throughout its public face. – a beautiful and intricately painted vase is over
Two iron-red stamps with the inscription "Qianlong chen han" – the own mark of Emperor Qianlong. In addition, he says "Weijing weiyi" which means "be
Yexue Li is the head of the Asian art department at Sworders and he told reporters that the owner was unaware of its importance, so he "donned it at a very low starting price for eBay, and there was a lot of interest. "And this interest was undoubtedly partly inspired by similar events only last year, related to another accidental discovery of rare Chinese porcelain.
A Chinese vase is designed to be wall mounted. Photo: Swords / BNPS
The shock of a $ 19 million Chinese vase
Last July, an article from Ancient Origins covered the incredible story of Qing Dynasty ] Chinese porcelain vase opened in a French attic for sale at $ 16 million ($ 19 million) by auction. The price stunned everyone, including all associate experts, and this vase was valued so much because it promised to deepen the understanding of Qing porcelain specialists in the 18th century, and reports at the time are projected to "increase interest even more"
On interest shown in this new vase in a day or two on eBay, it seems that last year it certainly "increased interest in Chinese art" and we will all know to what extent November 8, when the vase goes under the hammer a. Although it is estimated at £ 80,000, it can lead to a much higher price because it is really a special craft.
According to Yexue Li, "The enamel on the vase is special because it uses yangcai (foreign enamels ) on yellow earth – a special color traditionally reserved for the emperor. "
Chinese vase sold for $ 19 million (Sotheby & amp; # 39; s)
Another spectacular price Possible?
The shocking sale price of a Chinese porcelain vase last year began with a reserve price of between EUR 500,000 and EUR 700,000 ($ 590,000 – $ 825,000) before the auction. Sotheby's staff, however, was amazed that the price eventually reached "20 times the indicative price", bringing in 16 million euros ($ 19 million).
The vase for last year was purchased by a mysterious Asian buyer whose name and nationality are still unknown, and it makes you wonder if he can once again throw in his open checkbook, which is clearly aimed at cutting of Asian cultural treasures. If he is again willing to pay 20 times the reserve price of £ 80,000, this £ 1 vase could be worth £ 1.6m. Well, theoretically anyway!
Finally. Let me have a little silence for the charity shop worker who packed the rare Chinese vase and took those 1 pound for it. If he had just dropped his pound money and taken it home … It is undeniable that this man is still rocking in a chair, his hands clasped, sucking his thumb in a darkened room. Thinking a lot about the sometimes brutally unfair nature of life.
Top image: Left: Emperor Qianlong (public space). Right: A vase purchased from a charity shop for £ 1 can be sold for £ 80,000 (Photo: Swords / BNPS)
by Ashley Cowie