09 octobre 2009

Throne of Emperor Qianlong Breaks World Auction Record for Any Chinese Furniture

Qianlong Imperial throne (detail). Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Today at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale 2009, an outstanding Imperial carved zitan ‘dragon’ throne of Qianlong period was sold for HK$85,780,000/US$11,068,193 to a bidder in the room, breaking the world auction record for any Chinese furniture. Bidding opened at HK$13 million, quickly reaching HK$20 million, when a bidder in the room shouted out a bid of HK$30 million. The frenzied bidding continued for some time, with a new... [Lire la suite]
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