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You are right; it'll be interesting if the telephone buyer fails to follow through with payment, especially since it it is a smaller auction company in a smaller town. But it is also interesting how even these smaller sales can now attract so much interest.
I wonder how common it is now for Chinese buyers to renege--it seems it's been a while since I heard of an instance. Reputations sure do last, however.
It's beautiful, BUT, I can think of better ways to spend 3 million. The auction estimate made more sense, if that is a term that can be applied to the auction world.
Oh, let me check my mother and father's basement this Thursday when I visit for Thanksgiving!! Since they are from China, you never know....Keep you all posted!!
It's fascinating to read about the "heap and pile" technique, which would indicate to me that the design took countless hours to accomplish. I recently viewed a video that explained that there were a number of kilns in China that provided porcelain exclusively to the emperor, and that anything that wasn't perfection was destroyed. This certainly appears fit for the emperor!
DC & Parnassus - I hope that the buyers will do the honourable thing, but if I was an auctioneer I would be slightly wary, and no doubt they have taken the right precautions.Diogenes - ah but it is a mad world as you know for Chinese art.Loi - I await the good news!Mark - nothing but the best for the son of heaven.
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