Subject:Re: Chenhua marked doucai bowl sold for $2M at Doyle/eBay
Posted By: Corey Sun, Mar 19, 2017
I think it was sold. It was first marked as unsold on their website, but later changed to sold for 2 million. Probably after they have had a validation of the bid and the transaction. They also mention it on their summery on the sale/press release in the link I posted:
"Highlighting the sale was a Chinese Doucai glazed porcelain cup that achieved an exceptional $2 million following competitive bidding that drove the price far beyond its $50,000-70,000 estimate. Measuring only 1 1/2 inches in height, the diminutive 18th century cup was decorated in a design of leafy fruiting peach branches and bore the Chenghua six-character mark within a square in underglaze blue. Doucai or ‘colors that fit together’ combine over glaze enamels within under glazed blue outlines. This type of workmanship required absolute perfection or the piece was destroyed. The technique began in the Ming Dynasty and was most popular during the Chenghua period, and was revived again during the 18th century."
I belive the "someone with a score 14000", bidder o***a, is a nonexistent person. It's just the given eBay ID for the auction house itself that they use to update the eBay bidding with the in house bidding, if you know what I mean (o***a is appearing in all the listings I checked and also jewelry and watches was an auction held by them after the asian art sale).
Hope this makes some sense.