Imperial white-jade seal smashes world record at Sotheby’s
As the rise of China is becoming one of the most important trends of the 21st century, the only group that is paying serious attention to its emergence is the business community. It is more evident as a group of Chinese Qing Dynasty imperial works of art smashed world records after fierce bidding at the Sotheby’s sale a few days ago. Among the most sought-after objects was the imperial white-jade seal that was sold for a record $12.4 million in Hong Kong. The amount was almost double the price it fetched in 2007. While it is for the pundits to see, who holds the position as world leader in the coming years however, we can’t help but note the sparked international interest in objects of China’s glorious past.