The wealthy Las Vegas casino man, Steve Wynn has shocked his critics by showing that he has a caring/giving side to him. Firstly he paid a record amount for a vase (5.5 million pounds), only to give it away.
Wynn is better known for his casinos and great excesses than he is for being generous. After buying the copper and white porcelain Ming vase from a Hong Kong auction room, he gave it to a Macau museum in China.
Coincidently, Macau is also famous for casinos and gambling. I wonder what benefits could come from such a generous gift?
Vase bought for world record – and given away
“The piece he bought at the Christie’s Imperial Sale in Hong Kong yesterday was lovely, an exceptionally rare Hongwu period – that is, 14th century – Ming vase, decorated in copper red scrolling flowers and in pristine condition.
It was assumed he was buying for his ultimate hotel, the Wynn Las Vegas, which is said to have cost $2.7 billion to build. It has the Cirque du Soleil as in-house cabaret, shops including a Ferrari Maserati dealership, an enormous casino and 2,716 rooms – a lot of wall and shelf space to fill.” Guardian
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