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Rare Chinese vase sells for £950,000
9:15am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A SMALL Chinese vase whose North Yorkshire owner had no idea of its value has been sold for £950,000 at an auction.
The extremely rare 18th century ornament, which was made for a Chinese emperor in about 1730, was sold to a telephone buyer from China during an auction at Tennants’ auction rooms at Leyburn.
The vase was discovered by Rodney Tennant, from the auction house, during a routine house call to value the contents. It had been brought to Britain by the seller’s family more than a century ago.