Jerry Holley, executive vice president of Dallas Auction Gallery, rotates a rare Russian vases made in 1833 by Russia's Imperial Porcelain Factory and on display at the gallery in Dallas. The rare 4 1/2-foot tall vases, which had been packs away for around a decade, were sold Thursday, April 11, 2013, for $2.7 million in a private sale about a week before they were to be auctioned. Photo Credit © L.M. Otero, Associated Press
Two vases produced at the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory in the 19th century have been sold in the United States for $2.7 million, a report posted on Dallas Auction Gallery’s website says, Voice of Russia reports.
The vases, dated 1833, were acquired by a private collector who asked not to be named.
Before that, they were part of a private collection of American oil tycoon Franco Battram, who bought them at an auction in Munich in the early 20th century.
Battram’s descendants decided to put the vases up for auction after their authenticity was established and confirmed by experts.
For more information on this auction, please refer to our original article posted on March 15th, 2013: Dallas Auction Gallery to Sell Imperial Porcelain Vases
© Russkiy Mir. 13 April, 2013