Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Paris (AFP) – An 18th-century Chinese vase discovered in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby’s in Paris on Tuesday — more than 30 times the estimate.

Experts at the auction house said the exquisite porcelain vessel was made for the Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlong and had expected it to go for a much more modest 500,000 euros.

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