Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Qing Dynasty vase, $24.7 million, Skinner
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A monumental Fencai Chinese Imperial Qing Dynasty vase sold for $24.7 million at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 17 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. It was the most ever paid at auction for a Qing Dynasty vase in the U.S. It is believed the Chinese Emperor ordered the vase made. It was fired at the Jingdezhen kilns under the direction of the superintendent Tang Ying (1682-1750). The National Museum in Beijing, China is home to the only other known example in the same size and decoration. The price includes a 23 percent buyer’s premium.