A Chinese jade seal sold for a hammer price of 260,000 at Sheppards in Dublin on May 26. It had been estimated at just 4,000-6,000. The celadon jade San Xi Tang double gourd seal was bought by a dealer in London. The underbidder was on the internet from Beijing. The auction of 106 lots at Sheppards Dublin base on Pembroke Road was 91 per cent sold.
A Chinese school, ‘Manchurian tiger hunt’ made 28,000; a 17-18th century Gilt bronze figure of Amitayus made 15,000; a late 19th century famille rose vase sold for 13,000 and a Chinese polychrome enamelled wall-vase with Qianlong mark made 11,000.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 22, 2015)