Charity shop bargain discovered at Fernhurst could be worth £8,000

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This late piece which just made it into the John Nicholson catalogue for their Oriental auction at Fernhurst next Friday (December 16) could well prove to be the star of the show.

It was bought for £2 in a charity shop and turns out to be an 18th century cloisonné period tripod censer according to specialist Mark Grant. Standing at just four and a half inches high, it has been estimated at £5000-8000 but could well go for a great deal more, he said.

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