Music is the spice and soul of life. And a like-minded person just became a proud owner of A Confucius Family Mansion bottomless banana leaf “Yu Shu Tang” guqin. Encrypted with the words “Yu Shu Tang” on the belly was put under the hammer at the Suzhou Women Auction Company’s 10th Anniversary Antique Night Auction.
Created at the fag end of the Ming Dynasty, the guqin was owned by Emperor Qianlong. The 128-centimeter long quqin is crafted out of fir wood. Sold at 58 million yuan ($8.73 million), the quqin now takes the award from “Moon-Dew Bosom Friend” guqin that sold for over 21.8 million yuan ($3.28million).