Qianlong Chinese porcelain vase sold for £43m

A vase found in a house-clearance in London has been sold for £43m, thought to be a record for any Chinese artwork.

The vase is yellow and sky blue in colour with a fish motif on the front.

The buyer - who is thought to have come from the Chinese mainland - paid £43m, with an additional premium of £8.6m to go to the auctioneer.

Ivan Macquisten, editor of Antiques Trade Gazette, said that he knew the vase was "something special" as soon as he saw it.