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Ming Vase Fetches Record HK$169 Million at Sotheby’s Art Sale

October 05, 2011

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- A blue and white imperial vase from the Ming Dynasty was sold for HK$168.66 million at a Sotheby’s auction today in Hong Kong, the company said in an e-mailed statement.

The price, which compares with a pre-sale estimate of HK$80 million to HK$120 million, was the highest paid for Ming Dynasty porcelain, Sotheby’s said.

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