A Chinese vase, uncovered during a routine house clearance in London, has sold for a record shattering 50 million euros.
The vase dates from 1740s and lived in the Chinese Royal Palace and was fired in imperial kilns.
The piece was purchased by an unidentified Beijing buyer.
Luan Grocholski is a valuer at Bainbridge auctions: “The more I looked at it, the better it became, so that was the point at which I said if this is real we are into millions.”
The auctioneer said it remains a mystery how the pot ended up in London, but it was definitely a masterpiece.