Oriental vases and pots of gold

 

Sir, – Oriental vases selling for many multiples of their original estimate are surely at this stage more a source of embarrassment than delight. Are our auctioneers really so poorly informed about the value of their wares? Or is this a marketing trick that we are expected to fall for again and again? – Yours, etc,

ERICA DEVINE,

Bray,

Co Wicklow.