Content by Zaven Basmajyan
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2020-09-16 09:14
A 51-year-old resident of the British county of Derbyshire, who wished to remain anonymous, decided to put the attic in order during quarantine.

Among the old objects, he found a small porcelain kettle that his grandfather had brought from China after the end of World War II. For many years, porcelain as a family relic had its honorable place in the living room closet. Generations change over time, people's tastes change, modern household items take the place of the old ones, and the kettle, carefully packed in a box, appears in the attic.

The Briton decided to hand over his find to antique shops, but since they were closed due to quarantine, he tries to find an independent buyer with the help of the Internet. When searching for such Chinese teapots on the Internet, check out the Hansons Auctioneers page. Hoping to sell at a higher price, he turned to the experts, who reported the real value of the find. It turns out that the porcelain kettle is actually a rare antique item dating back to the time of Emperor Jianluna of the Manchurian Qing Dynasty, 1735-1799. It was intended to serve hot wine at imperial feasts. By the way, two of the same kettles are now in the Taipei National Palace Museum (Taiwan) and the Beijing Palace Museum (China).

According to preliminary estimates, the Briton can receive about 130 thousand dollars. The LAD Bible writes that he put the kettle up for auction in late September.