Ancient Chinese Flask Sold In Laois For Over €600,0000

Photo credit: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

The rare item dates back to the 15th century.

An ancient Chinese Ming flask has been sold in Laois for €610,000.

The rare item is blue and white in colour and dates back to the early 15th century.

Sheppard's Irish Auction House in Durrow estimated the piece was worth between €80,000 to €120,000, and a Cork family inherited it from a relative who lived in India during British rule.

But auctioneer Phillip Sheppard wasn't a surprise to see the item go for so much:

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