For four decades, a British family had kept such a priceless thing in their house that they had no idea of its value for many years. The thing is neither studded with diamonds, nor made of gold and silver, but it is a Chinese vase made of porcelain which is a rare 18th century bouquet. In the auction held in Britain, this vase has been bought for £ 1,449,000 i.e. 13 crores.
Chinese emperor’s seal on a 2-foot-tall vase
This vase, about two feet long, has a bulb-like shape. It is painted green, blue, yellow and purple. The six-character seal mark of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong is seen at the base of this preserved ceramic vase. The Qianlong Emperor ruled China from September 1711 to February 7, 1799. He was the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty led by Manchu. According to experts, this vase is probably from the middle of the 18th century. It was decorated in the hall of the King’s Palace. Silver and golden work is also visible in this vase.
Bought 40 years ago for 100 pounds, now became a millionaire
The surgeon’s father, the owner of this vase, brought it home in the 1980s because he found it very attractive. At that time he bought it as a decorative item for some 100 pounds. few years your After keeping the pass, he handed it over to his son. Even then he had no idea of its real value. Later, at the behest of an expert, he understood its importance. they decided to auction it
During an online auction, he had estimated that the vase could sell for between £1,00,000 and £1,50,000. Many people from China, Hong Kong, US and UK participated in this auction. In the end, a wealthy Chinese citizen bought it with the aim of regaining his lost heritage. This vase sold for £1.5 million. Even today they do not have any receipt for it.
The treasure was lying idle for 40 years in a corner of the kitchen
The owner of the Chinese vase says that initially no one had any idea of its real value, so it was kept in the kitchen. Here he ate dust for many years. Later, on the advice of an expert, he took it out and decorated it in the dining room.
Mark Newstead, an expert in Asian ceramic art at Druvettes, says he visited his wife for lunch at their home in the 1990s. He was surprised to see a vase in his kitchen. He thought it was something great, but didn’t pick it up because it didn’t feel right for him to do so. After a few years, he saw it again and this time looked very carefully, then he came to know the reality of this vase.