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« on: October 13, 2014, 01:25:48 PM »

13 October 2014

A 400-year-old vase bought for 18 at a car boot sale in Leicestershire is worth up to 5,000, experts have said.

The Chinese blue and white porcelain piece was taken by its new owners to Hansons Auctioneers, in Derbyshire, to find out more about its origins.

Charles Hanson, from the firm, said the vase dates back to the 1600s and "is in superb condition for its age".

He said: "It was made for the European market at a time porcelain manufacture was not possible in the UK."

Mr Hanson said: "It was valued as highly as gold."

He added that the vase, which depicts a rocky garden landscape, was produced during a "fascinating and stormy" period towards the end of the Ming Dynasty, or in the Qing period that followed.

The Ming Dynasty, from 1368-1644, was a time marked by social, cultural and economic transformation and a dramatic flourishing of the arts.

In April, a tiny Ming porcelain "chicken cup" sold for a record-breaking 21.5m in Hong Kong.

Although not as valuable, the car boot vase is still expected to attract worldwide interest when it goes on sale in December, Hansons has said.

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 04:22:00 PM »

and did you know that mr. Hanson is also a keen detectorist  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 09:24:16 PM »

 Roll Eyes well someone been lucky everytime I go to a car boot I come back with nada ir just junk.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »

Charles knows his stuff, thats a beauty. I wouldn't be suprised if it made more than that with the Chinese interest as well

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 02:26:09 AM »

I saw a Chinese foot bowl valued on Flog It last week.  Expert said top price 300. When it went to the auction it was on the internet and you could see a group of Chinese gents in the spectators.  It fetched a staggering 1200.

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