Sold for twice the Napoleon’s Saber from 1800s!

Tianqiuping-style porcelain vase sold for almost 4,000 times its estimated value

Ferocious bidding war had buyers (mainly Chinese) convinced it was a rare 18th-century artefact

This meant the €2,000 (US$1,950) blue and white vase with globular body and long cylindrical neck sold for €7.7m

With the seller’s fees, the final purchase price of the 54cm-tall vase inflated to €9.12m