After decades of collecting dust in a French attic, a porcelain vase from 18th-century China has gone under the hammer at Sotheby's, fetching 30 times more than auctioneers had expected.
A Chinese Qing dynasty vase found in a French attic has sold for 16 million euros ($19 million) at auction in Paris. Its undisclosed Asian buyer bid more than 20 times the original estimate.
A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby's. Sales have spiked in recent months as private buyers and new galleries enhance their collections.
Fans of the original Hollywood can rejoice: Sotheby's in London is putting the "Gone With the Wind" late star's personal items up to auction. The collection includes everything from couture dresses to her favorite books.
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