‘Lost’ Qing Dynasty vase sells for $9 million

'Lost' Quing Dynasty Vase

A lost ancient 18th-century Chinese vase is set to sell for $9million at auction after it was discovered in an elderly woman’s cupboard.

The vase, crafted in the 18th century, was re-discovered by Amsterdam-based art consultant Johan Bosch van Rosenthal.

He was called to the home of a woman in her 80s who had inherited the highly-valuable Qing dynasty artifact.

The vase was in incredible condition when it was rediscovered in the country home after nearly 60 years.

The vase will be up for auction by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong where it is expected to make between $9 million to $11.6 million.

The vase dates back to 1742 when a vase that matches the description of the one up for auction was dubbed a masterwork.

It was proudly displayed in the Qianqinggong court in the Forbidden City.

The vase is made out of one carved piece of porcelain and is part of a set of vases made under the eye of expert Tang Ying.

Two similar vases sold for $19 million two years ago.

The vase was then auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1954 and was passed between various notable dealers.

Henry Knight acquired the piece which was then passed down generations of his family meaning its whereabouts were largely unknown until last year.