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10 Aug 2022

Qing Dynasty Chinese vase sells for truly staggering amount at auction in the Midlands 

Qing Dynasty Chinese vase sells for truly staggering amount at auction in the Midlands 

Qing Dynasty Chinese vase sells for truly staggering amount at auction in the Midlands 

A Chinese vase was sold for a staggering €1.2 million, a record price,  in an auction in the Midlands on Friday.

The 54cm tall Chinese Celado had been valued between €800-€1,200.

It was sold by auctioneer Michael Sheppard during the Castlehyde two-day sale at Sheppard’s Auctions in Laois.

It was not part of the Michael Flatley Castlehyde collection.

The vase bears the six character mark of Yong Zheng (1723-1735), part of the Qing Dynasty.

The €1.2million sale sets a new Irish record for an art object sold at public auction, according to Philip Sheppard.

The vase was purchased by a Taiwan-based collector.

Bidding started at €500 and continued for several minutes until just two contenders remained - one on the telephone and the second, an online bidder. The hammer fell in favour of the telephone bidder at €1.2 million.

“We are thrilled to have created a new Irish record. To do so with a live online sale at this value level is a tribute to the professionalism of the team at Sheppard’s, most of whom are working from home,” said Philip Sheppard.

 

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