Record Sale for the Auction House!
Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art has this afternoon broken its own auction record with the sale of a rare Ming vase from the 1400s. The vase was sold for an impressive DKK 15.6 million (€ 2.1 million including buyer’s premium) – the highest hammer price in the history of the auction house as well as the Danish auction record for an item of porcelain.
"We are extremely happy about the fantastic record price achieved by the rare Ming vase. It was brought to Denmark from China by Tage Wøldike Schmidt (1915-2010), who was director of the East Asiatic Company (ØK), for whom he was posted for a number of years (1930- 60s) in China, Pakistan and India," said Ralph Lexner, Head of the department for Oriental art.
There was strong international demand for the vase. In the end, however, the vase returned to China after an intense bidding war via telephone bids, live-bidding and bids from the audience in the saleroom.