The Most Expensive Vases Sold At Auction
Antiquity collectors have a special bond towards collectibles from Asia. That’s why they are eager to pay crazy amounts of money for the oldest goods. Moreover, it is characteristic to them especially during the bidding events of most famous auctions. Below, the top most expensive vases sold at auction are presented, as a symbol of luxury and archaicism.
Ming Dynasty Vase
This ancient vase was sold in Hong Kong. the price of the vase exceeded 22 million dollars. This was an imperial vase put on auction at Sotheby’s. The vase is said to be a creation of 15 century. Before the auction ,the pre estimated sale price was not higher than 10.7 million dollars.
Qianlong Dynasty Vase
One of the most expensive vases sold at Sotheby’s auction was an old Qianlong Dynasty vase. The price jumps during the auctions held at Sotheby’s no longer surprise anyone. A good example is the start and finish prices of this vase from $800 to $18,002,500. Impressive, isn’t it? Archeologists say it is from Republican era of the Asian rulers. Whichever might be true in reality, the recorded 18th century vase already has a private owner who was generous enough to pay 8-digits of dollars for the beautifully designed porcelain vase.
600 Year-old Ming Vase
Christie’s auction of 2006 was notable with high-bidding races. Steve Wynn, the founder of Hong Kong casino resort bought the vase to contribute to Macau museum, which would be open to the public. Decades ago in 1984 the precious vase found its owner with 614.000USD in his hand, ready to pay for the antiquity.But the price in the 2006 auction was much more astonishing. A total of $10,122,558 USD was the final bid for the vase. At that time, at the auction of vases, this became the first of the most expensive vases.
Dragon and Lotus Porcelain Vase
The name of the vase comes from the depictions on the luxurious antiquity. The vase is in blue and white colors. It was owned by the last Chinese royal family. It was displayed in a Toronto auction and the starting bid was something around $300.000. But the ending bid turned out to be tenfold higher than in the beginning.
Jade Vase Priced at 816.000 million dollars
Another Chinese signature vase is this celadon jade of a creamy coloring. The height of it under a half meter was estimated at first from 40 to 60 thousand dollars, but you can already guess that the winner paid a lot more. Precisely, it was 816.000 USD. The auction was quite profitable as the total final biddings of the 2-day race hit 2.9 million dollar range.
As a final note, the most expensive vases speak of Asian culture and represent the life of the highest classes that ruled nations during their existence. The more time flies, the more expensive they get.