|Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei|
The price of the thangka has been steadily rising, having been sold for $1 million in New York 20 years ago, then HK$30 million to a US collector in 2002.
Lau says the 10-fold increase in the price is because Buddhist art has been undervalued in the past.
|Liu sips tea from his newly acquired "chicken cup"|
So where did he get over HK$500 million to snap up these two pieces this year? Or did he hit the super jackpot?