Chapter 163 A Rare Treasure
When Guo Feng raised his head, Lin Pingchao said eagerly, "Director Guo, tell them quickly that this painting is a fake."
Guo Feng said with a bitter smile, "I can't help you. I really can't see the difference between the two paintings at my level. If I hadn't just watched Mr. Qin personally draw the painting, I would say this is the authentic work of Wu Daozi."
Restlessness! Everyone was not calm. Who was this young man? Even an expert in antique appraisal like Guo Feng could not identify whether his painting was true or false. This ability was incredible.
At the same time, this also proved to people that the painting just brought by Lin Pingchao was not the authentic work of Wu Daozi, but of Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong picked up his new painting of Scene of Lotus and said to Lin Xiaotian, "Grandfather, if you like this painting, please accept it as my birthday gift for you."
Lin Xiaotian said with a smile on his face, "Then I will accept it. Although this painting is not drawn by Wu Daozi, it is of great significance to me. The young man is young and promising. There is no limit to your future."
Indeed, although this painting was drawn by Qin Haodong in five minutes, if it was taken to the auction, it would definitely sell more than ten million yuan.
But the old man did not come up with the idea of selling it. Just now, he was convinced by Qin Haodong's great skill and wanted to leave the painting as a souvenir.
Lin Pingchao was biting teeth beside him. "What the hell is going on?" Two birthday gifts carefully were prepared by him. The jade Buddha statue was smashed by Qin Haodong when it was shown. Now the 20 million-yuan old painting had been torn in half and turned into Qin Haodong's gift. Qin Haodong was really a bully.
He angrily said to Qin Haodong, "Even if this painting is a fake, you should prepare for grandfather's birthday gift yourself instead of using my thing."
Qin Haodong laughed and said, "Everyone is watching. This is clearly what I just drew. How did it become your thing?"
"You can't do that. You just tore my painting up. You should compensate it for me, whether it's true or false." Lin Pingchao turned to Lin Momo and said, "Cousin, today is grandpa's 80th birthday. Don't you even prepare a birthday gift?"
Both of the gifts he had prepared were scrapped, and he hoped Lin Momo would not be able to bring out anything decent, so that he could feel better.
Lin Momo went out and said, "Today is Grandpa's birthday. Of course, as a granddaughter, I have prepared a gift."
Then, she looked at Qin Haodong. "Take out the gift for Grandpa. Get it out quickly."
At that time, everyone's eyes were focused on Qin Haodong. Everyone was very curious. What this young man who had successively broken Lin Pingchao's two gifts could prepare for his grandfather.
Even Lin Xiaotian himself looked at Qin Haodong with a burning eye. The boyfriend that his granddaughter had found did give him too much surprise and shock today. He wanted to see if he could still have the performance of shocking these people.
"The gift is ready." After Qin Haodong said that, he waved his hand to the little fellow who was sitting next to him and said, "Tang Tang, bring the gift for your great-grandpa."
"I am coming, Papa." The little fellow looked forward to this moment. After hearing Qin Haodong's words, she rushed to Lin Xiaotian happily with a big tray of mahogany in her arms. The tray was covered with a big red cloth, and others didn't know what it was.
"Great-grandpa, here comes the gift." The little fellow cried as she ran. "This is the gift prepared by me, Papa and Mommy for great-grandpa."
Her charming and lovely appearance caused a burst of laughter among the guests present. At the same time, everyone was curious about what it was under the red cloth.
Lin Momo was also very curious about what Qin Haodong and his daughter had prepared. She followed the little fellow to Lin Xiaotian and uncovered the red cloth on the tray. Suddenly, she was stunned.
"Great-grandpa, Tang Tang wishes you a long life!"
Then, with her fleshy hands, the little fellow lifted the tray and sent it to Lin Xiaotian.
Now everyone saw the thing on the tray. After a slight dismay, the whole audience burst into laughter. They saw a golden roast chicken on the mahogany tray.
"What's the matter? It is the first time that I’ve seen someone send a roast chicken as the birthday gift. What is this young man doing?"
"The gift was not given by the young man alone. Didn't you hear it just now? It was also given by Lin Momo. It's so disgraceful for a president to prepare a roast chicken as a birthday gift..."
Lin Pingchao's response was the most exaggerated. He laughed up and down and said to Lin Momo, "My cousin, it is grandfather's 80th birthday. It's funny to send such a roast chicken. Can you be stingier?"
Finally, he seized an opportunity to turn over. He didn't want to let it go. He turned his head and said to Qin Haodong, "Boy, does your family cook food? It was the first time that I’ve seen a roast chicken as a gift since I am in my twenties.
Qin Haodong looked at him coldly and uttered three words, "Are you blind?"
"Boy, who are you talking about?" Lin Ping cried out with confidence, "Am I wrong? Everybody can see it. What is this if it is not a roast chicken?"
Qin Haodong shook his head and said, "How can grandfather have a blind grandson like you since your family is an old family of jewelry?"
Hearing his words, everyone's attention was once again focused on the tray in the hands of the little fellow. Did that mean there was still something in this roast chicken?
While at this time, Qian Duoduo and the old man's faces changed and looked dignifiedly at the roast chicken on the tray.
But Lin Pingchao did not notice that and continued to shout, "Boy, don't pretend to be a master. Do you think that I haven't seen a roast chicken before?"
"Don't make any noise!" Master Lin stared at Lin Pingchao with dissatisfaction, then held the roast chicken in his hand with an excited expression and murmured, "Wonderful, it's really wonderful. It's just amazing."
Lin Pingchao was stunned. His grandfather had eaten all kinds of delicacies. How could he be so obsessed with a roast chicken?
Qian Duoduo looked at the roast chicken excitedly and said, "Sir, can you allow me to have a look of it?"
"Of course!" After Lin Xiaotian said that, he reluctantly sent the roast chicken in his hand to Qian Duoduo.
Qian Duoduo took it and looked at it over and over as if he was enjoying a rare treasure. Many people were full of curiosity. "What happened to these two people? Haven't they ever eaten a roast chicken?"
After enjoying it for two minutes, Qian Duoduo said with admiration on his face, "I have seen a lot of treasures for so many years, but I have never seen such a big yellow jade with high quality. It has no impurities at all. In addition, the carving technique was amazing. I know it is from a master's hands even when I saw it at first sight.
"A rare treasure, coupled with a master's carving techniques, this is absolutely a rare treasures."
Then, he carefully put the roast chicken back into the tray in front of Lin Xiaotian and said, "Mr. Lin, you are so lucky to find such a good grandson-in-law."
Lin Momo responded that this roast chicken was carved out of that piece of yellow jade. "But the carving techniques and the idea were really beyond people's imagination. No wonder everyone just thought it was just a roast chicken. Only Qian Duoduo and grandfather who had spent a lifetime dealing with Jade Stone could barely recognize it."
At this time, Qin Haodong took Lin Momo's hand and came to Lin Xiaotian and said, "Grandfather, yellow represents wealth and honor. Yellow Jade is called golden jadeite in our industry. Chicken implies great prosperity. This yellow Jade Chicken is the gift for your 80-year-old birthday prepared by Momo and me. We wish you good health and your riches and honors would live forever!"
Only then did the guests understand that this was not a real roast chicken, but a precious yellow Jade Chicken.
Many of the friends and relatives of Mr. Lin were related to the business of jade. Naturally, they knew the value of the yellow jade. With such a precious yellow jade and such a good idea, no wonder Qian Duoduo said this was a rare treasure. This was absolutely the most precious birthday gift.
"Oh, my God, how much it would cost for such a big yellow jade?"
"I've been in the jade business for so many years, and I've never seen such a big yellow jade before. I think it will be a hundred million yuan..."
"My God, who is this young man? He actually sends such an expensive gift. It's really a gift for Mr. Lin to show his status."
Lin Pingchao was totally stunned. He just jumped and laughed at Qin Haodong. He didn't realize that it was he who was ignorant. He didn't realize that the chicken was carved by yellow jade. As the third generation of the jewelry family, it was a shame to him.
At this time, Mr. Lin was already happy and smiling. He said to Qin Haodong and Lin Momo, "This is the best gift I have received. Thank you, young couple."
There was uproar under the stage. When Mr. Lin said that, he agreed with the marriage of Qin Haodong and Lin Momo.
Guo Feng stared at the Jade Chicken for a long time and then said to Qian Duoduo, "Brother, how much does this Jade Chicken cost? It's so cute. I'd like to get one if I have a chance."
Qian Duoduoduo grinned bitterly and said, "You really think a lot, brother. How can we afford such a rare treasure? It's lucky for us to have a look at it."
"What? Can't we afford it?" Guo Feng looked surprised.
As an expert in antique field, he was very rich with at least hundreds of millions of assets. So he did not hesitate to buy Qin Haodong's Xuande Censor at a price of 30 million yuan. Unexpectedly, at this time, Qian Duoduo said that he could not afford to buy this Jade Chicken.
The audience also became curious. They had been speculating about the value of this Jade Chicken. So they looked at Qian Duoduo together, hoping he would give the answer.
Qian Duoduo held the Jade Chicken in his hand carefully again, and then said, "Just the material of this Jade Chicken is absolutely the best yellow jade. It's gorgeous, greasy and without any defect. The value of this raw material should be between 200 million to 300 million yuan.
Now with such a good idea and excellent carving skill, this Jade Chicken costs at least 400 million yuan. Can you buy it, brother?"
Guo Feng immediately became embarrassed. If he sold all his assets, he might have 400 million yuan. But as for the fluid capital, he had less than 100 million yuan.
The audience became noisy again. A birthday gift which was worth 400 million yuan. That was a big deal.
When everyone was amazed, they heard Lin Pingchao's crazy cry, "It's not fair, it's not fair!"