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What’s going on here?
This is, supposedly, late 20th century and the estimate is
£200-300. So why is it on £3684 with 17hours to go?
Well spotted Nic. Seems the seller is very lucky that the buyers are more awake than the experts at Catawiki. Perhaps the Catawiki experts are not there to advise sellers if they make a mistake with their listings unless the seller is claiming an item to be older than claimed or it is a fake.
I too can't access the listing, so I have no idea if the vase is genunbe Kangxi or not, the picture available here is too small.
BTW the fact that the seller must go through Katawiki's experts is the reason why I do not sell through them.
It may be good for very unexperienced sellers but not to everybody.
Carlo Santi was one expert and the other a Lady who I can't recall the name.
It was a good looking piece and I'm surprised that the listing was pulled with around 5 hours to go and just under £4K for a £2-300 VALUATION.
Very strange but then I recall that a pair of Republic Porcelain Seals were pulled from Ebay by the seller when at around £27K.
They next surfaced at Christies and look at the astonishing sum they made.
A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'LANDSCAPE' SEALS , REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949), DATED DINGMAO YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1927 SIGNED HE XUREN (1882-1940)
These two exceptional and rare porcelain seals are signed by the famous Republican porcelain painter He Xuren (1882-1940), renowned for his exquisite paintings of wintry scenes and one of the 'Eight Friends of Zhushan'. The inscription on the first seal reveals they were specially commissioned for 'Commander-in-Chief Yi Zhi', with 'compliments of Baosen'.
I guess if the seller came to the shocking realisation that he/she may have something very special it’s natural to withdraw them. I know I would!
I’d also be very unhappy with Catawiki although I do understand mistakes can happen, when you’re potentially talking about life-changing sums of money like the seals posted by Vic, a mistake like that could be devastating.
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