Speaking for the chicken cup: a case study in Chinese art collecting
In 2014, mainland Chinese collector Liu Yiqian bought a Ming dynasty Chenghua-period chicken cup from the European-based Meiyintang collection, at a Sotheby’s auction for US$36 million. The record-breaking price brought public interest to the chicken cup which was well-known in antique collecting circles. The sale focussed attention on the topics of the Chenghua era, Western collectors, and the contemporary mainland Chinese buyers. This thesis examines these...[Show more]
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