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  • Chinese vase sells for world record-breaking £53.1 million at auction

    11/12/2010 11:32:42 AM PST · by anglian · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 11, 2010 | Murray Wardrop
    The 18th century Qianlong porcelain vase had been estimated to fetch between £800,000 and £1.2 million by Bainbridges, the provincial auction house handling the sale. The 18th century Qianlong-dynasty porcelain vase is believed to have fetched the highest price for any Chinese artwork sold at auction However both the auctioneers and the owners were stunned when it went for the highest price of any Chinese artwork sold at auction. The elaborately decorated piece was put up for sale by a brother and sister who found it while clearing out their parents’ home in Pinner, north-west London after they recently died.
  • Vase discovery linked to Mary Magdalene

    12/10/2008 1:23:21 PM PST · by BGHater · 47 replies · 1,321+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Dec 2008 | Nick Pisa
    Archaeologists have discovered vases of perfumed ointment which may have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. The Italian team have been digging for several months at the ancient Palestinian town of Magdala – from where Mary gets her name. The archaeologists of the Franciscan academic society Studium Biblicum Franciscanum found the unopened vases dating to the first century AD conserved in mud at the bottom of a swimming pool in Magdala's thermal complex. The town is on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee and Mary Magdalene is mentioned several times throughout the Bible....
  • Plumber takes a leak, doesn't fix it

    07/27/2005 5:59:33 PM PDT · by neverhome · 10 replies · 679+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/27/05 | uncredited news article
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British plumber was fined and given a community service order Tuesday after being captured on hidden cameras urinating into a vase in a customer's attic and pouring the contents into the central heating system. Roy Williams, 47, was caught in the act by trading standards officers who had rented the house in Leatherhead in southern England and rigged it with cameras as part of a sting operation to check on tradesmen. The plumber had been called out to fix a simple fault but instead missed this and charged 203 pounds for unnecessary work, Steve Playle of...
  • Expert: Cleopatra Seduces Antony On Vase

    04/14/2004 5:07:49 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 274+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-14-2004 | Jennifer Viegas
    Expert: Cleopatra Seduces Antony on Vase By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Cleopatra Seducing Antony? April 13, 2004 — The epic romance between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman general Marc Antony was immortalized on a Roman vase that is now housed at the British Museum, according to an expert in classical art. Susan Walker, former deputy keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum who is now the head of a similar department at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, believes the Portland Vase shows Cleopatra seducing Antony, while cupid and Anton, the son of Greek mythological hero Hercules,...
  • Florida police fire beanbags at 81-year-old nursing home resident who brandished vase

    08/29/2002 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 305+ views
    <p>LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) --  Police said they shot an 81-year-old nursing home resident three times with bean bags and hit him with pepper spray when he became suicidal and brandished a small glass vase.</p> <p>Willie D. Foster, who was in wheelchair and has a pacemaker, was holding the vase over his head and threatening the nursing home staff and police officers, a report of the incident said.</p>