Marie Antoinette jug outdoes antiques valuation to sell for €880k

The piece had an antiques valuation of up to €300,000.

A Marie Antoinette jug has outdone its antiques valuation of between €200,000 (£168,725) and €300,000 to sell for €880,000.

The ten-inch piece - which was commissioned between 1787 and 1788 - has gone under the hammer at Aguttes in Paris, the Antiques Trade Gazette reports.

It is one of 65 items that made up a porcelain service created at the Royal Porcelain Factory at Sevres, although the whereabouts of only a few of the products is known today.

These include a bowl in the Metropolitan Museum, New York and some of the pieces are in the Musee National de Ceramic at Sevres.

What's more, this comes after a Dorset teapot went under the hammer for £108,000 earlier this month, the Bournemouth Echo reported.

It was sold at a Bonhams auction in New Bond Street, London and a spokesman for the auctioneers urged anyone from the seaside resort with Chinese porcelain to get in touch with them.

Posted by Lisa Marriott

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