An 18th Century Chinese vase that was used as a door-stop at a house by a Birmingham family has been sold for £650,000 at auction. Hansons believe the vase was made during the reign of Emperor Qianlong between 1735 and 1799.
It had been valued at £300,000-£500,000 before the auction in Derby. The seller inherited the vase from a great aunt who acquired it during her life in Cornwall in the 1920s, it is believed.
Charles Hanson, of Hansons, said earlier: “We’ve […]