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PICTURED: Dukes Auctioneers Julia Miskin takes a close look at the teapot.<br />
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A China teapot that was found on a shelf of a humble home has sold for a staggering £1m.<br />
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Its owner, who wasn't aware of its significance, brought it down to show expert Lee Young who had been invited to the property in Dorset to value some ornaments.<br />
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Mr Young, of Duke's Auctioneers of Dorchester, Dorset, identified the stamp on its base as being that of the Chinese emperor Qianlong who reigned between 1735-1796.