Chinese vase sold for record €740,000 after being showcased at Kilkenny Castle

The Qing Period Blue and White Double Gourd Vase, with a guide price of 800 hundred to twelve hundred euro, sold at auction for €740,000 yesterday.

Buyers from over 40 countries were bidding on the imperial vase which was sold to a Parisienne buyer.

Philip Sheppard is from Sheppard’s Auction House who conducted yesterdays auction says its a record price paid for a an Irish art object.

The vase which is covered in a floral design, is a symbol of good luck and good fortune.

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