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A little Chinese jade censer or bowl, discovered in house clearance is expected to sell for £1,000 in the Charterhouse specialist auction of Asian Art on Friday 6th April

“We all dream of finding a Ming porcelain vase used as a doorstop but on this occasion it was a Chinese jade censer found in the cupboard of a bungalow!” Commented Richard Bromell. “The owners father had passed away and asked us to come in and clear the items in the property sorting for auction, re-cycling to charity shops where possibly and then disposing of the rest as waste.”

The Chinese jade censer dates to the end of the 18th or early 19th century. It had been discarded in a cupboard for some until Charterhouse re-discovered it.

Now entered into their next specialist Asian Art auction on Friday 6th April it is estimated to sell for £1,000 despite having a crack running through its body.

Further entries are now being accepted for this Asian Art auction, contact Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse are available for help and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset, on 01935 812277 or via

Discovered in the cupboard of a Dorset bungalow having been discarded for some time – the Chinese carved jade censer estimated at £1,000