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New fortunes to be made from old Chinese works of art

Take a closer look at your household bric-a-brac, for you could be sitting on a Chinese porcelain goldmine without even knowing it, Angela McAteer of Sothebys tells Ros Drinkwater.

26th January, 2014
Angela McAteer of Sothebys.

With the Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) imminent, thoughts turn to one of the hottest fields in auctions worldwide - Chinese porcelain.

The astonishing results for Chinese works sold in Ireland has prompted many a householder to take a closer look at objects they have hitherto taken for granted - the ceramic umbrella stand in the hall, the dog's old water bowl by the back door, the brush pot gathering dust in the...

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