Suffolk: Chinese art sells for �200k
AN extraordinary collection of Chinese works of art discovered in a Suffolk home has reached �200,000 at auction.
The stunning collection of ornate porcelain, an 18th century cloisonne dish and a hand-painted Chinese fan were uncovered in a private home near Stoke By Nayland after the owners had died.
Buyers from the UK, Europe and China were all competing for the prized items at a sale by Rowley’s Fine Art auctioneers in Newmarket this week.
Silas Currie, a senior valuer and auctioneer with the firm, said: “There are plenty of collectors with a very good eye in this region but, in my experience, Chinese pieces of this quality are not something you see very often.
“The original owners, who sadly passed away, had really treasured these items and their condition was outstanding.
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“They had been looked after so well, particularly when you take into consideration their age and fragility.”
The 18th century cloisonne dish sold for �57,600, a pair of Chinese Guangxu famille rose butterfly vases for �52,800 and a 19th century Daoguang porcelain baluster bottle for �62,400.
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The beautifully-detailed Chinese fan dating back to the late 18th century reached �32,400.