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Paul Rothstein, Oakville, Ontario
The million dollar surprise
People often ask us what our biggest find was, and this certainly is it.
A Bosley real estate agent had a client who was dealing with an aunt’s estate in which not only the condominium needed to be sold but also the contents which included an art collection. He called us in to meet with the client and help them put together a plan for the dispersal of the contents and its subsequent preparation for sale.
At the first meeting a painting jumped out to one of our appraisers. Remarkably the nephew noted that it was NOT on the appraisal and had been largely ignored by the family. After some research we discovered that it was something very special indeed, a work by one of Asia’s leading Modernist painters. It made international news and would end up being sold at auction in Hong Kong for nearly double what the condo and all other contents were worth combined.