Want antique valuations? £105k vase may inspire sellers

The story of one item's sale may inspire those seeking antique ceramics.

Ceramics & Porcelain

News that a vase has been sold for £105,000 at auction could capture the imagination of those looking for antique valuations.

The item was uncovered in an attic in Dorking and achieved the large sum once it went under the hammer, Get Surrey reports.

Prior to the sale, many experts speculated that the piece would be worth no more than £8,000.

However, when it came down to bidding, buyers in Asia were of the opinion that the vase was from the 18th century under the rule of Emperor Chien Lung.

Simon Windibank, auctioneer and valuer at P F Windibank Auctioneers, was quoted by the publication as saying: "There was a lot of interest in it before the auction. Everybody wanted various photos of it from different angles."

Elsewhere, collectors may have noted that a white grand piano is set to be sold as part of an Elvis Presley auction next month.

According to the Sun, it could fetch £1 million.

Posted by Lisa Marriott

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