Qianlong vase spotted in English kitchen rockets to $1.7M at Dreweatts

Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase, £1,449,000 ($1.7 million)
Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase, £1,449,000 ($1.7 million)
Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase, £1,449,000 ($1.7 million)

LONDON – A Chinese vase created in the 18th century for the court of the Qianlong Emperor and purchased for a few hundred pounds in the 1980s sold at Dreweatts on May 18 for a staggering £1,449,000 ($1.7 million) against a pre-sale estimate of £100,000-£150,000.

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Grand English estate’s collection offered at Dreweatts, May 10

Portrait of the future Lady Flora Mule-Campbell at the age of five, est. £2,500-£3,500

 

Portrait of the future Lady Flora Mule-Campbell at the age of five, est. £2,500-£3,500
Portrait of the future Lady Flora Mule-Campbell at the age of five, est. £2,500-£3,500

LONDON – Dreweatts will sell the contents of Rawdon Hall, home of the same family for more than 425 years, in Town & Country: The Collections of Charles Plante and Rawdon Hall, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. The historic house in Yorkshire contains an extensive collection of fine art, including family portraits, furniture and works of art, many of which have never been on the market before. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dreweatts to auction treasures of England’s Weston Hall, Nov. 16-17

First folio atlas printed in the Islamic world, est. £20,000-£30,000
First folio atlas printed in the Islamic world, est. £20,000-£30,000
First folio atlas printed in the Islamic world, est. £20,000-£30,000

NEWBURY, Berkshire, U.K. – Dreweatts is delighted to have been appointed to sell the contents of Weston Hall in Northamptonshire, a seat of the illustrious Sitwell family since the early 20th century and their ancestors since the 18th century. This spectacular sale charts the history of an eminent family of esteemed writers, pioneers and creatives through the centuries. The sale, titled Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy, offers a once in a lifetime chance to capture a piece of literary history the likes of which has not been seen on the market for some time. The auction will take place at Dreweatts on Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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