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A rare Chinese bowl which was discovered by chance in a kitchen cabinet is tipped to sell for £40,000.<br />
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The valuable porcelain was found stashed amongst everyday crockery at a townhouse in West Norwood, south London.<br />
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The middle aged British female vendor had invited antiques expert Bill Forrest to her property to look at a Chinese hardwood desk.<br />
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While chatting in the kitchen afterwards, he glanced through the glazed window of the cabinet and spotted the bowl. He asked to take a look and soon identified it was a 'fine example' of Doucai porcelain carrying the mark of the Jianqing Emperor who ruled from 1796 to 1820.<br />
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The 6ins diameter bowl is now going under the hammer with auctioneers Roseberys, of Norwood, south east London.