Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Photos: Chinese Billionaire Buys Three-Inch-Wide Cup For $36 Million

One of China’s richest men, Liu Yiqian, just paid $36 million for this 3-inch-wide cup covered with chickens, making it the most expensive piece of Chinese porcelain ever.

It dates back 500 years to the Ming dynasty; there are fewer than 20 such chicken cups in the world and none in better condition. 
“If you buy Chinese art, this is the holy grail,” said Sotheby’s expert Nicolas Chow before the sale. Liu built a $900 million fortune in real estate and pharmaceuticals and is expected to display the cup at Shanghai’s Long Museum, which he founded.

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