Read The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 148
At this time, Jasmine felt a little awkward as she said, “Mr. Wade, please don’t take it to heart. Mr. Yaleman has a rather short fuse.”
Charlie shook his head indifferently before he said, “Let’s head inside now.”
The guests entered the venue one after the other. The host was none other than Finn Baxendale, the owner of Treasure Pavilion. He went on stage and gave a routine speech to start the auction section.
After that, the auction officially began!
Due to the sudden cancellation of the last auction, there were twice as many guests present at the auction today.
The first item that was placed on stage, courtesy of two ladies, was an antique copper incense burner covered in white mist and a fragrant smell.
At this time, the auctioneer introduced the first item. “This is a Reverse Incense Burner, which is one of the treasures used by the king in the past. No one was allowed to use it without authorization from the king himself. Moreover, the production method for this incense burner has already been lost for generations and it is almost impossible to reproduce the same item today!”
As soon as he finished speaking, he motioned for his assistant to light the incense. At this time, the assistant, who was dressed in a cheongsam, carefully dug a handful of incense with a silver spoon before she lit it up.
As the white smoke slowly cascaded down the incense burner like a waterfall, the pine cranes on the incense burner looked extremely vivid, as though they were faintly flapping their wings.
The faint smell of incense filled up the auction hall and it was very refreshing.
Charlie nodded before he said, “This is indeed authentic ambergris made out of sperm whale. It is almost impossible to buy this kind of handmade incense nowadays.”
The auctioneer knocked the gavel twice before he said, “The starting price for this Reverse Incense Burner is eight hundred thousand dollars and the price increase for each bid is one hundred thousand dollars.”
The incense burner was indeed exquisitely made and it was a rare collectible. Therefore, the auction price was very reasonable.
After a short while, the incense burner was auctioned away for 1.6 million dollars.
After that, the auctioneer began auctioning several other high quality antiques.
The atmosphere in the auction hall was very tense as the guests continued bidding for items that caught their interest.
Jacob watched the auction excitedly. He would have participated in the auction a couple of times if he had the money to do so.
However, Charlie had no interest in those items at all.
Even though they were all very rare and precious antiques, all of these items carried little to no value to him at all.
At this time, the assistant suddenly brought out a necklace with purple pearls that seemed to be glowing.
The auctioneer introduced the item. “These natural purple pearls are from the East China Sea. Only one of these purple pearls can be picked out from one thousand pearls. The beads are round and uniform in size and this is an extremely rare product.”
The auction price for this string of purple pearls was not too expensive, with its starting price being only four hundred thousand dollars.
Charlie raised his hand immediately to bid for the necklace.
“Five hundred thousand dollars!”
Jacob’s eyelids twitched as he said, “What are you doing? The pearl necklace is probably worth just tens of thousands of dollars. Why are you paying five hundred thousand dollars for this? Don’t be ridiculous!”
Charlie stared at the purple pearls and he could only think of Claire at this time. After that, he smiled before he said, “I think that Claire will definitely look very beautiful in that pearl necklace. Purple pearls help to calm the nerves. Claire has been under a lot of pressure and she has not been sleeping well lately.”
As soon as he heard that Charlie was buying the pearl necklace for his daughter, Jacob closed his mouth because he did not have anything else to say.
As the value of the pearl necklace was not too high, no one else bidded for the necklace.
Just as the auctioneer was about to hit the gavel, a voice suddenly sounded from the back of the auction hall.
“Six hundred thousand dollars!”
Charlie searched for the sound to look at the person who made the bid.
At this time, he saw Adam from the Quinton family staring at him as he sneered. After that, he told Charlie, “I’m sorry but I’m also in love with this necklace!”
Charlie could not help but frown as soon as he saw Adam. What was he doing here? Didn’t Graham say that he had already locked him up at home?