£8.50 charity shop vase sells for a whopping £4,195

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Pictured: Mary sent this photo of the vase in the charity shop to get her mother's approval before parting with the cash<br />
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A cafe worker who bought a vase for £8.50 at a charity shop to decorate her mum's toilet has sold it for a whopping £4,195.<br />
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Mary Lawler, 23, spotted the double green celadon antique while going around charity shops in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. She picked it up as she liked the look of it, unaware it was a valuable Ming-dynasty (1368-1644) era Chinese relic.<br />
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The 10ins tall vase had a stint in the downstairs toilet before being used as a doorstop in the porch.