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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:36

Chinese Collector Liu Yiqian Acquires a $14.7 Million Song Dynasty-Era Vase at Sotheby's

Sotheby's Hong Kong. Sotheby's Hong Kong. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian is known to set record prices at art auctions worldwide. At a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the Shanghai-based Liu proved himself once again.

This time, he bought a Southern Song dynasty-era (1127-1279) vase for 113.9 million Hong Kong dollars ($ 14.7 million). The price is one of the highest ever paid at an auction for a ceramic vase of that period. The crackled bluish-green artifact is part of the Guan Yao, or official ware created for the imperial court of that time.

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