And finally… tea-riffic

man has found a Chinese teapot worth £100,000 in his attic after having a clear-out during lockdown. 

The imperial Beijing-enamelled wine ewer was stored in a garage before being moved to a loft in a box by its owner who had no clue how much the teapot was worth. 

Once the 51-year-old rediscovered the item at his Derbyshire home, he decided to take it to an expert at an auction house to find out how much it was worth.

He was told that the 15cm pot was an extremely rare imperial Chinese antique dating back to the Qianlong period between 1735 and 1799, LadBible reports. 

The teapot is expected to sell for as much as £100,000 when it goes up for sale later this month at Hansons Auctioneers.

Auctioneer owner Charles Hanson said ewers and teapots like this were very fashionable at the time and this one may have even been handled by Emperor Qianlong himself.

He said: “This has to be the best lockdown find ever.”

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