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Pic: HansonsAuctioneers/BNPS<br />
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That extent of the damage that was caused to the vase in the game is clear to see.<br />
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A childhood game of 'hit the target' involving an old vase and a football has cost two siblings £150,000 after the item was identified 40 years later to be a sought-after antique.<br />
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The young brother and sister took turns to balance the 20ins tall glass vase on their heads and throw a ball at it before one was successful and knocked it to the floor, breaking it in two.<br />
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The piece - made by French artist Emile Galle in 1900 - sold at auction for £48,000 but would have gone for £200,000 had it been undamaged.