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UK News Pear-shaped china teapot found on a shelf in a modest home sells for a staggering £1 MILLION at auction after sparking an international bidding war

06:50  13 november  2019
06:50  13 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A china teapot that was found on the shelf of a modest home has sold for a staggering £ 1 million at auction . It sparked an international bidding war , with the successful telephone bidder paying a hammer price of £ 800,000 for it. With auction house fees added on the overall figure paid was £ 1 ,040

A China teapot that was found on a shelf of a semi-detached house has sold for a staggering £ It sparked an international bidding war between 10 buyers, with the successful telephone bidder "The teapot has a pear shaped body covered in an exceptionally delicate pale green celadon glaze

A china teapot (pictured) that was found on the shelf of a humble home has sold for a staggering £1 million at auction © Daily Mail A china teapot (pictured) that was found on the shelf of a humble home has sold for a staggering £1 million at auction A china teapot that was found on the shelf of a modest home has sold for a staggering £1 million at auction. 

Its owner, who wasn't aware of its significance, brought it down to show expert Lee Young who had been invited to the property in Dorset to value some ornaments.

Mr Young, from Duke's Auctioneers in Dorchester, Dorset, identified the stamp on its base as being that of the Chinese emperor Qianlong who reigned between 1735-1796.

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“The teapot has a pear shaped body covered in an exceptionally delicate pale green celadon glaze It was estimated to sell for a few ­thousand pounds but an international bidding war was World's most expensive watch made from gold and ebony sells for £ 24.2 MILLION after frenzied bidding .

A rare Chinese teapot has sold at auction for more than £ 1 m - about a thousand times the value auctioneers had The pear - shaped light green pot, which stands five inches (13cm) high, bears Image caption It stands just five inches high. The teapot was found on a routine valuation in Dorset.

On the lid was a finial of a peach, a symbol of immortality and unity in Imperial China, where peach trees were considered to be the 'tree of life' and Chinese brides carried peach blossoms.

The five-inch tall green glaze teapot was conservatively estimated to sell for a few thousand pounds but interest in it took off ahead of the auction.

There was stunned applause in the auction house as the sale was concluded © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There was stunned applause in the auction house as the sale was concluded It sparked an international bidding war, with the successful telephone bidder paying a hammer price of £800,000 for it. With auction house fees added on the overall figure paid was £1,040,000.

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charity shop has sold it for a staggering £ 484,000 after it emerged it was made for an 18th century emperor. Despite its Chinese Imperial history, it was found in a Hertfordshire charity shop. The pear - shaped vase is designed to be attached to a wall, with a flat back and floral decoration on the

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There was stunned applause in the auction house as the sale was concluded.

a close up of a sign: Mr Young identified the stamp on its base (pictured) as being that of the Chinese emperor Qianlong © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Young identified the stamp on its base (pictured) as being that of the Chinese emperor Qianlong Guy Schwinge, of Duke's, said: 'Our Asian art specialist went to the vendor's house for a routine valuation and this pear-shaped teapot had been sitting on a shelf.

a man standing in a kitchen: Duke's Head of Asian Art and managing director, Lee Young with the teapot that sold for £1 million © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Duke's Head of Asian Art and managing director, Lee Young with the teapot that sold for £1 million

'The vendor brought it down for him to take a look at and Lee sensed straight away it was a rather exciting discovery.

'We held an exhibition in London ahead of the sale and it created a sensation.

On the lid there is a finial of a peach, a symbol of immortality and unity in Imperial China © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On the lid there is a finial of a peach, a symbol of immortality and unity in Imperial China 'The vendor is understandably delighted with the result.'

The Qianlong Emperor was the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty. He abdicated in favour of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor, and died three years later aged 87 in 1799.


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