Chinese 18th-century painting
Labarbe via Bloomberg
A section from a 79-foot (24 meter) scroll showing the Quianlong emperor reviewing his troops. The 18th-century Chinese painting was originally estimated to fetch between 5 million euros ($6.9 million) and 6 million euros at the Toulouse, France-based auction house, Labarbe, on March 26. It sold for 22.1 million euros and the invoice was settled within three months.