That which tickles our fancy varies from era to era. In 2017, it might be the Grand Canal Dock parking space with the price tag of €37,500. In 1717, it would have possibly been a piece of Chinese porcelain.
Ireland is the proud possessor of the earliest documented piece to arrive in the West, the Fonthill vase, made circa 1300. Gifted to Louis the Great of Hungary in 1338 by a Chinese ambassador en route to visit...
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