Chinese vase used as a doorstop sells for $1.3 million

Yesterday at Sotheby’s the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale brought in $27 million, significantly exceeded the pre-sale high estimate of $21.6 million and was nearly 20% higher than the equivalent sale last year.

Among the highlights of the sale were a Wucai 'Fish' Jar And Cover, Jiajing Mark And Period consigned by the Walters Museum in Baltimore sold to benefit the Asian Art Acquisitions Fund which sold for $1.9 million a Blue And White Moonflask, Ming Dynasty (Bao Yue Ping), Yongle Period – which was discovered being used as a doorstop in a Long Island home - which fetched $1.3 million