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The most expensive Chinese porcelain in the world

A Shanghai based billionaire has set a new record for Chinese porcelain by paying $36m for a wine cup once owned by a Ming Dynasty emperor.

 

The purchaser, Liu Yiqian, is a self made financier and one of China’s leading collectors.

The small white cup decorated with a rooster, hen and chicks is known to the art world as a chicken cup – and is one of China’s most prized cultural relics.

Only sixteen of the cups, dating from the late fifteenth century, are known to have survived, and they rarely come to

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/indonesia/bahasa_inggris/2014/04/140408_dwi_chinacup_eusurveillance.shtml