Remember when netizens said that Carina Lau’s super fancy apartment reminded them of an art gallery?
They might have just guessed it right as one of the vases in her apartment is reported to be an antique that dates back to the Qing Dynasty and was last auctioned off in 2017 for 42.6mil yuan (S$8.67mil). Known as a tianqiuping, or celestial sphere vase, it's said to have been made during Emperor Qianlong’s reign, which means it is at least 300 years old.
A netizen who declared himself as a connoisseur of the fine arts said that the National Museum of China also has such vases on display, which is a testament to how much historical value such pottery has.
One netizen commented, “How is it that she has a vase that’s more than 10 times the cost of my house?” Another pointed out, “I can’ believe she’s actually using that vase for flowers. I wonder how rich you have to be in order to be so nonchalant about owning such a priceless piece of treasure.”
Carina and her husband, Tony Leung have been known to have a taste for the finer things in life. Apart from the super expensive vase, a recent photo that she uploaded featured a bottle of Petrus 1990, which has a market price of HK$30K (S$5,200).