Another Rare Treasure Found In A Cardboard Box.

Hello,

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Yet another post from my sick-bed….goodness, it is way boring in here.

It gives you a sore bottom too, when you just sit propped up with cushions for days on end, I reckon that by the time I eventually get up my legs will be atrophied with all of this enforced inaction!

Happy Monday to yourself anyway, I hope that you enjoyed a fabulous weekend of exciting action and general dashing about having fun.

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Do you remember my two posts about people finding incredibly valuable treasures in their normal everyday homes.

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Well, it has happened again, in the UK.

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The specialists at an antique auction house in Dorchester were amazed when they got around to examining the contents of a tatty cardboard box which an elderly gentleman had sent in for inspection.

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The man is a 79 year old, retired  factory worker, who had spent his working life at  a chocolate factory….Cadbury’s I think!

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Imagine the amazement when this man’s box was opened and the contents revealed to the unsuspecting auctioneer.

It turned out to be an absolutely perfect Chinese porcelain vase known as a moonflask.

This rare piece being from the Ming dynasty and about 600 years old, somewhere in the early 1400’s.

This dates it to be from the Yongle period.

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It is about eleven and a half inches high, with very small handles, and is said to be the largest known example of it’s kind and will draw great interest when it is sold later on in the year.

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It is conservatively estimated to be worth at least £1m.

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Imagine also, the pure pleasure to ring up the owner and tell him exactly how much his old vase was actually worth!

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Howzat!

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J,x.

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