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Herbert Gurschner Austrian 1901-1975 Old Mentone acrylic on board sold for 2100


Herbert Gurschner (Austrian 1901-1975) Old Mentone, acrylic on board, sold for £2,100

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Chinese vase is sold for £55,000 (November 2011)

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CHINESE INTEREST in regaining the country’s lost heritage was shown when a 19th century vase fetched an astonishing price a Perth auction sale this week.

Bidders at the fine art sale at Lindsay Burns and Co gave a spontaneous round of applause as the blue and white bottle vase sold for £55,000- tens of thousands more than the estimate.

It has been placed in the auction by a Tayside seller who had had it their family since a trip to China by ancestors in the 1800s and has been sold back to a Chinese buyer.

Auctioneer Nick Burns said: “At the moment the Chinese market for antiques and porcelain works of art, silver and jade is very strong.

“The Chinese seem really keen to buy back their heritage, and as their economy has risen interest in buying it back has risen as well.

“There were around 100 Chinese items in the sale and they attracted massive interest from Chinese buyers, both in China and Hong Kong. There was a lot of activity on that section of the sale online and also on the phones- we had 10 lines open for bids.”

The spectacular vase has the Daoguang seal mark, placing it in the 1644 to 1911 Qing Dynasty, and is closely modelled on earlier Ming period pieces.

Lindsay Burns and Co is holding a valuation day dedicated to Chinese antiques on Thursday from 10am-4pm with experts assessing pieces at the King Street auction house.

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