A RARE CHINESE CARVED ‘LANDSCAPE’ BAMBOO BITONG
Thanks my old China: Charity shop given cracked and damaged pot celebrates £360,000 windfall at auction after discovering it was made by famous artist
A small damaged pot donated to a charity shop has stunned the art world after it sold for an astonishing £360,000.
The Chinese bamboo brush pot was taken to the store in a carrier bag along with some other junk, but keen-eyed staff spotted that it might be old.
It turned out to have been made between 1662 and 1722 by one of the most famous artists of the day, Gu Jue.