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Monday, 28 May 2012

Pot donated to a Bristol-based charity's shop sells for £360,000

An old carved wooden pot anonymously donated to a charity shop in Bristol has been sold for £360,000.

The 300-year-old Chinese bamboo brushpot was spotted among a donation of wrapped items by workers at a St Peter's Hospice charity shop.

It was sold to a Hong Kong collector at an auction in Salisbury on Wednesday.

Janet Loud, from the charity, said it was "shocked but delighted" that the pot had "far exceeded the amount even experts believed it would raise."

After finding the donation the charity, unsure of what it had, were put in contact with antiques experts at auctioneers Woolley & Wallis.

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