Subject:Re: Why did this China Republic vase sell so high?
Posted By: rat Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Because at least two bidders thought it was the work of a prominent ceramic artist. Or because shill bidders bid it up to get it entered into the 2017 edition of "Prices for Chinese Porcelain at Auction" so that $100,000 price tags can now be slapped on similar items that would otherwise have sold for $100.
There are lots of possibilities, and skepticism can save you a lot of money in this field. Do not buy anything until you have read and observed a lot, and ideally handled genuine examples the type of objects you are interested in collecting. Never assume things in this field, learn for example what imperial ceramics look like.