Qianlong Chinese porcelain vase sold for £43m
A vase found in a house-clearance in London has been sold for £43m, thought to be a record for any Chinese artwork.
The vase is yellow and sky blue in colour with a fish motif on the front.
The buyer - who is thought to have come from the Chinese mainland - paid £43m, with an additional premium of £8.6m to go to the auctioneer.
Ivan Macquisten, editor of Antiques Trade Gazette, said that he knew the vase was "something special" as soon as he saw it.
12 Nov 2010