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Vase from shoebox 16 million worth

PARIS – A vase that recently wrapped in newspaper in a shoebox was found among the rubbish in the attic of a house in the French countryside Tuesday in Paris 16.2 million euros raised. That has the auction house Sotheby’s announced. When the French settlement was never before such amount is consideration for a single object. The value of the Chinese jewel from the 18th century, that is very rare found and in excellent condition, was estimated at 500.000 to 700.000 euro.

The 30 inch high vase from the period of emperor Qianlong was part of a legacy. Olivier Valmier, the specialist of Asian art of Sotheby’s Paris, told us that the seller with the treasure under his arm in the train was stepped on, then the metro had been taken over and the last piece to his office on foot had come.

“When we got the box opened on my desk fell out of our mouths open with astonishment about the beauty of the object. A great work of art. It was as if we were just a Caravaggio had been discovered,” said Valmier against the BBC. The name and nationality of the new owner is not revealed, only that it is to an Asian.

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