Chinese Brush Pot Tops $500,000

A Chinese porcelain brush pot by a 20th-century artist received bids that reached $534,300, including buyer's premium, at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 17, 2013. It was estimated at $6,000 to $8,000. The artist, Wang Bu (1898-1968), is popular and his work has been getting high prices. The blue and white brush pot is 6 1/2 inches high. The auction house is waiting for payment. 

 

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Photo: Clars Auction Gallery

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#2 brush potVince12 2013-02-27 22:14
I don't think the so called experts really know what these things are worth- 6-8k and it sells for half million. The buyer most likely bought for client and it really sold for alot more. There was drawing by William Alexander that sold for about 2 million in 2012, the estimate from the well know Auction House was in low thousands.
#1 Artist's MarkIamjohniet 2013-02-27 18:07
I would love to know what the artist's mark/signature looks like.

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