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    QING DYNASTY TEA SERVICE TOP LOT AT QUEEN JULIANA SALE

    Friday, March 18th, 2011

    The Qing Dynasty silver gilt tea service (click to enlarge)

    THIS extensive Qing Dynasty Chinese silver gilt tea service was the top lot at  Sotheby’s four-day sale of property from the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.  The sale, in which all 1,535 lots sold, raised more than €5 million for charity against a pre-sale estimate of €1.5 million. There were bidders from around the world.

    The 18/19th century silver gilt tea service sold to a buyer in the saleroom for €204,750 against an estimate of €30,000-50,000.
    A rare Doccia Ginori porcelain dinner service, circa 1780-1810, sold for €168,750 ($233,172) against an estimate of €40,000-60,000.
    A watercolour by Hendrik Willem Mesdag entitled Bomschuiten in the Breakers sold for €82,350.  Half of the proceeds will go the Red Cross, the rest will be divided among four charities nominated by the late Queen Juliana’s daughters.