Burnley auctioneers selling Chinese vase with estimated £30,000 – £50,000 value

A Burnley auctioneers is selling a Chinese vase with an estimate of £30,000 – £50,000 in their forthcoming auction.

The vase is a virtual exact copy of the infamous "Bainbridge" (or Pinner) 18th Century Chinese vase,
The vase is a virtual exact copy of the infamous "Bainbridge" (or Pinner) 18th Century Chinese vase,

The 16in. vase was consigned to A & C auctions of Pendle, located in Billington Road, by a Lancashire vendor who had inherited the piece from his late father.

The vase is a virtual exact copy of the infamous "Bainbridge" (or Pinner) 18th Century Chinese vase, which sold at Bainbridge Auctioneers in London for £43m. in 2010.

The vendor's father was so taken by the Bainbridge vase he travelled to China to seek out a master potter who could make a reticulated vase with as high a standard as the "Bainbridge" original.

The original was made by Tang Ying at Jingdezhen for the Qianlong Emperor in around 1740.

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The commissioned vase took around a year to complete, and is the only known copy ever to have been made of the Bainbridge vase.

Due to current Covid restrictions, the vase will be sold "online" on Wednesday, February 10th, with viewing and live bidding available through the UK's two leading online auctioneers platforms, Easyliveauction.com and Saleroom.com.

A & C auctions of Pendle, who have recently opened up a premises in Colne, hold two auctions per month.