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Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 17:40

Qing Emperor's seal sold for HK$92.6 million

By chinadailyasia.com

The seal of the Mandate of Heaven sold for HK$92.6 million on April 6, 2016, in Hong Kong. The "Mandate of Heaven", or in Chinese "Jiangtian Qimin", seal belonged to Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Emperor Kangxi who ruled for 61 years. It bears an inscription saying "revere the heaven and serve the people". The piece has updated the auction record of Kangxi Emperor’s imperial seal.

Qing Emperor's seal sold for HK$92.6 million
Staff of Sotheby's holds the seal of the Mandate of Heaven during the press conference at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, April 6, 2016. (Parker Zheng/China Daily)
Qing Emperor's seal sold for HK$92.6 million
The seal of the Mandate of Heaven is on display during the press conference, April 6, 2016. (Parker Zheng/China Daily)
Qing Emperor's seal sold for HK$92.6 million
File photo of the seal of the Mandate of Heaven. (Photo provided to China Daily)
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