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Casino Mogul Wynn Buys $12.8 Million Chinese Vases for Resort

U.S. casino owner Steve Wynn paid 8 million pounds ($12.8 million) at a London auction last night for a set of four 18th-century Chinese porcelain vases that will decorate his new resort in Macau.

The 4-foot (1.2 meter) vases, painted with Buddhist and Taoist emblems and embellished with 19th-century gilded metal mounts, were the most expensive of 50 lots at Christie’s International’s “Exceptional’’ sale in the U.K. capital.