Price Realized: $18,000
One of the foremost authorities on Asian art and antiques, Beverly Hills based I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers is renowned for offering high-quality works ranging from antique Chinese porcelain to Contemporary Asian Art. Estimated at just $400 - $500, this boldly painted Chinese enamel porcelain tile was the surprise sale of their February 20th auction. Depicting a tiger walking through tall grasses, the tile sold online for $18,000 – more than thirty-six times its high estimate.
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