The Hush Post | 7:28 pm | One-minute read |
Some people are really lucky. A man bought a vase from a charity shop for Rs. 90 and ended up selling it for an astonishing Rs. 4.5 crore.
The rare and beautiful Chinese vase had made its way to a charity shop in Hertfordshire in England. A man bought the vase from the shop for a meager 1 pound. Later, the buyer put the vase up for auction on eBay.
The man was initially unaware of its significance. But when he was inundated with offers for the elegant yellow vase, he took it to a specialist.
The Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers’ in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, told him it was Chinese imperial and made for the Qianlong Emperor, who reigned from 1735 to 1796.
The small, bright, spring daffodil, pear-shaped vase was has a family rose marked upon it. This symbol meant that it wasn’t for export, but for one of the emperor’s palaces.
The vase was later put up for auction where it sparked a bidding war. The man finally sold it for £484,800 – six times the reserve price of £80,000.
The seller, who does not want to be identified, said he was ‘ecstatic’ with the result and that he would spend the money on securing his three year old daughter’s future.