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Chinese Vase Valued at $500 Sells at Online Auction for $812,000

The owners of the cloissoné piece, which had a missing lid and some wear and tear, did not believe it was worth much. A Chinese cloisonné vase, originally valued at a bargain price of $400 to $600, sold for 2,000 times its estimate last week, realizing $812,500 in an online auction. Consigned by a family in […]

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MONET SELLS FOR $81.4 M., A NEW RECORD, AT $246.3 M. CHRISTIE’S IMP-MOD SALE

Auctions in New York this week have been relatively subdued, and while that trend did not break last night at the headquarters of Christie’s at Rockefeller Center, the Impressionist and modern sale held there did set new records for two cornerstones of modern art—Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky, whose high marks now stand at $81.4 million […]