Ming Dynasty Vase Used as Doorstop Sells for $1.3M

Owners had the vase on a wooden stand that was used as a doorstop in their Long Island home.

Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:09 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Ming Dynasty Vase Used as Doorstop Sells for $1.3M

The auction house said the family decided to sell it after seeing a similar piece in a Sotheby's advertisement.

advertisement

A rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a New York home has sold for $1.3 million at auction.

The blue and white moon flask was auctioned Wednesday at Sotheby's sale of Chinese works of art. Its presale estimate was $600,000 to $900,000.

The piece had been in the same family collection for decades. The auction house said the family decided to sell it after seeing a similar piece in a Sotheby's advertisement.

They had the vase on a wooden stand that was used as a doorstop in their Long Island home.

The owner did not wish to be identified.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out