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A Chinese Imperial vase bought for a few hundred pounds has sold today for over a Million pounds<br />
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The 2ft tall blue-glazed silver and gilt vase was bought by the owner's late father, a surgeon, in the late 1980s just because he found it attractive.<br />
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Initially, its value was not really known and it was displayed in the kitchen at the family home in the Midlands, but moved to a safer spot in the dining room after an antique expert spotted it during a social visit.<br />
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The expert later identified the Qianlong Emperor's six character seal mark on its base and said it was likely displayed in the halls of the Qing palace.