$3.8m Chi­nese clock tops Sotheby’s

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AUCTIONS -

AN OR­NATE Qing Dy­nasty Chi­nese ta­ble clock sold for nearly $3.8 mil­lion (R29.15m) at an auc­tion at the coun­try es­tate of so­cialite and vint­ner Pa­tri­cia Kluge. Bid­ders world­wide also paid top prices for paint­ings, fur­ni­ture and other pieces in the col­lec­tion.

The clock, one of the top show­case pieces of Sotheby’s event at Albe­marle House in Char­lottesville, sold for a price more than triple the $1m es­ti­mated top value af­ter a heated

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