. A French Auction House Fired the Employee Responsible for Pricing a $7.5 Million Qianlong Vase at Just $1,900 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – The expert, who remains unidentified, “made a mistake,” auction house president Jean-Pierre Osenat told the Guardian. “One person alone against 300 interested Chinese buyers cannot be right,” he said. The work, which came from an anonymous seller going through her late mother’s estate in Brittany, was made in the Tianqiuping (“heavenly globe”) style, its blue and white floral pattern an instantly recognizable motif of that period, which in addition to its dragon and cloud illustrations, also may contain a stamp of Qianlong, the fifth emperor of the Qing dynasty, the Guardian reported.

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