Will your granny’s teapot fetch millions?

A  Qianlong Dynasty porcelain teapot sold this week by Sotheby’s of New York for $3.5 million, which was coveted by over 10 bidders, is one of only two known and is an ode to Emperor Qianlong’s adoration of tea.

The Irish Times reports that a Chinese teapot fetched $3.5 million this week and Ian Whyte compares the present Chinese antiques boom to the Irish art boom during the Celtic Tiger days:

Irish Times on Teapots of Value

 

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