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Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 2:50:00 PM
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by alice woodhouse
A painting went missing a day after it was auctioned for HK$28.8mil (RM12mil), with media reports suggesting that cleaners may have inadvertently junked it.
The 2012 painting – Snowy Mountain by Chinese artist Cui Ruzhuo – was reported missing by Chinese auctioneers Poly Auction on Tuesday afternoon after the auction on Monday, police said.
Ming Pao newspaper reported that police had checked CCTV footage at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where the auction took place, which showed cleaners removing the painting. That raised fears that the painting had been sent out with the garbage to the city’s landfill.
Poly Auction Hong Kong was not immediately available for comment. Police could not confirm the media report about the painting being thrown out.
Gladis Young, director of communications at the Grand Hyatt hotel, said hotel staff were not involved because organisers of events involving valuable items usually hired external staff to deal with security and handling of goods.
On Tuesday, a rare Ming Dynasty ‘chicken cup’ broke world auction records for Chinese porcelain after it sold for HK$281.2mil at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong, exceeding the US$32.4mil paid for a Qing double-gourd vase in 2010. – Reuters
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