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An 18th-century rare Chinese vase found in a shoebox in France sold for €16.2m (£14m) at a Sotheby’s sale. The vase, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s Paris on Tuesday (June 12), sold for more than 20 times its guide price—€500,000 to 700,000. It is the highest price ever reached by a single item sold by Sotheby’s in France. The vase was part of a family’s inheritance and was discovered in an attic. Sotheby’s Asian art...

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