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Rare Chinese Vase Set to Fetch Record Price

An ancient Chinese vase dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries during the Southern Song Dynasty is set to go to auction at Sotheby's in Hong Kong April 7. The starting price is set at $7.7 million.  The 20-centimeter tall vase has been in the possession of a Japanese collector since 1975.  The vase is considered a rare example of Chinese ceramics and is part of a collection crafted for the imperial court. “It has this unusual shape based on an archaic bronze vessel...

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