The Frenchman found in the attic of an antique vase worth $670 thousand
The true value of their findings, the man was not even suspected.
An unusual discovery was made by a resident of France when we were cleaning out the rubble in the house of his deceased grandparents. In the attic he found a Shoe box in which lay an ancient Chinese vase.
Deciding to learn the cost and value of their findings, the man went to the Paris office of a renowned Sotheby’s auction. And the result surprised him.
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It turned out that was found in the attic porcelain vase is a unique object of the XVIII century and was created by court masters specifically for the Chinese Emperor Qianlong.
The preliminary cost of the find is 670 thousand dollars. The vase will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in Paris in June. The final price could rise significantly.
By the way, along with a rare vase in the house of the relatives the man found and other things ancient Chinese of the same period: a few porcelain figurines, two robes with dragons, yellow silk and bronze mirror in a carved lacquer box. Part of that legacy will also be sold at auction.