A HUGE vase bought for a few hundred pounds is set to sell for £150,000 after it was revealed to have belonged to an 18th-century Chinese emperor.
The seller’s late father bought it in the 1980s because he found it attractive.
His son kept it in his kitchen before taking it to the dining room.
But an expert identified the Qianlong Emperor’s seal mark on the base.
Delicately enamelled in gold and silver, the 2-foot cobalt blue vase is so fine that it was probably displayed in the Qing Palace.
A spokesman for auctioneer Dreweatts of Newbury, Berks praised its “extraordinary quality, monumental size and imposing presence”.
He added: “Excitingly, no other porcelain decorated with the same motif in gold and silver seems to have ever been documented.”
The sale is May 18th.
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