Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

by Sohail April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
One couple from China was shocked when their occasional guest antiques appraiser noticed in their house unusual vase. All the matter is that the vessel, which its owners for 40 years, was used as a backup for the door, turned out the most valuable ancient Chinese relic, which is worth almost 400 thousand dollars! Read the story and see photos in the continuation of the post.

1gorshok 01 Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

Vessel, whose height is almost 23 centimeters, is carved pot, which since the end of the 18th century used to store calligraphy brushes. He handed down from generation to generation until passed into the possession of an unnamed couples, use it to fix the door in the open position in their living room.
2gorshok 011 Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

Hoping to buy a car, the couple invited the auctioneer at his country home in Hertfordshire appreciate some decorating their Enron. However, the expert Richard Harrison was stunned when I saw on the floor a valuable relic.
“He stood on the floor in the living room and used for backup doors – Harrison said. – I have already seen similar products, but none of them was in such excellent condition . “
3gorshok 012 Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

The representative of the auction house said that as soon as he got in touch with their counterparts in China and showed them pictures of the pot, it became clear that the interest in this masterpiece will be phenomenal. Pot Brush was made at least 300 years ago during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong. The product is a rare example of art and Zita carved from a single piece of wood.
4gorshok 013 Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

According to the expert, the owners will be able to help out for an ancient relic to $ 400,000.
“Initially we rated it at 30-50 thousand dollars, which is very pleased owners. But when we told them a revised price, they could not believe their ears,” – said Harrison.
5gorshok 014 Vase worth 400 thousand dollars as bookends door (5 photos)

In the auction house expects that many Chinese specialists will come to England to personally take part in the auction. Thread on the pot is made ​​in a popular Chinese theme, known as the “Hundred Boys.”
Finds such as this are an excellent proof that people in homes for many years can lie very valuable things, the cost of which they do not even suspect.

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