A Chinese vase sold in a charity business for only £ 1 is a rare £ 80,000 treasure made for 18th-century Emperor Qianlong.
A small vase belonged to the Qianlong Emperor, who ruled from 1735 to 1796.
Despite his imperial origins, he entered a charity business in Hertfordshire.
The buyer gave it a penny on eBay and was soon flooded with offers worth
By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
Published: 05:02 EDT, August 31, 201
9 | Updated: 07:02 EDT, August 31, 2019
A vase sold in a charity business for only £ 1 is now listed at £ 80,000 after it became known that it was for a Chinese Emperor of the 18th century was made.
The Qianlong Emperor's vase set off for a shop in Hertfordshire, where it was picked up for £ 1 and then listed for a small amount on eBay.
The nameless buyer soon realized, however, that she needed to be worth more than he demanded when he was flooded with offers for the tiny yellow vase.
He brought them to Sword's Fine Art Auctioneers at Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, and informed him that the 8-inch vase was made for the Emperor, who ruled from 1735 to 1796.  The Qianlong Emperor ruled China from 1735 to 1796 ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
The Qianlong Emperor (left) was the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, who ruled from 1735 until 1796. The family rose on the stamped vase (right) means that it was not intended for export but for one of the Imperial palaces.
The Swords Fine Art Auctioneers expert, Yexue Li, holds the small vase in his hand. It will be on sale on November 8th.
The Qianlong family's rose is attached to the vase, which means that it is not intended for export but for one of the imperial palaces.
It is accompanied by an imperial poem praising frankincense "and two iron-red seals bearing the inscription" Qianlong chen han "or" the emblem of the Qianlong emperor. "
It is also called" Weijing weiyi, "which translates means: "Exactly, be undivided".
The pear-shaped vase to attach to a wall with a flat back and floral decoration on the front.
Its yellow color is important because it is a special color that
It was discovered for 300 years. After Yexue Li, head of the Asian art department at Sworders, was offered for sale for £ 1 in a charity business in Hertfordshire, he said, "The gentleman salesman was in the charity business and picked out the vase because he liked the look.
& # 39; He was unaware of its importance, so he put it on eBay. The starting price was very low, and it gave great interest.
The pear-shaped vase can be fixed to a wall, with a flat back and floral decoration on the front
Its yellow color is important, as this was a special color attributed to the emperor The Emperor was reserved
& # 39; He decided to take the vase from eBay and bought it to us to take a look at it. He was shocked and very excited when we explained his importance.
& # 39; The vase is special because it bears the inscription of the Qianlong Emperor, and he must have commissioned this vase.
& # 39; The enamel on the vase is especially because it uses yangcai (foreign) enamels on a yellow background – a special color that is traditionally reserved for the emperor.
& # 39; It is a high quality vase because it was made on behalf of the farm and would therefore have been of high value in its manufacture.
The enamel on the vase is special because it is Yangcai ( foreign) Enamel used on a yellow background – a special color traditionally reserved for the emperor
The Qianlong Emperor was the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He abdicated in favor of his son, Emperor Jiaqing, and died three years later at the age of 87 in 1799.