Man Buys Cheap Chinese Art in the 1950s, Now Worth $28.8 Million

Next Shark | Laura Dang:

In April, Chinese art collectors will have the rare opportunity to buy back nearly $29 million worth of art that an English archaeologist once bought for pocket change. During the 1950’s, English archaeologist and farmer Roger Pilkington collected a millennium’s-worth of rare Chinese ceramics that spanned the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. Pilkington, who was a student at an all-male boarding school called Eton in Windsor, spent a decade collecting the priceless art pieces during the golden period for the Chinese art market in Britain… Read more

Image: From Roger Pilkington’s collection