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Pic: Woolley&Wallis/BNPS<br />
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Smalll but interesting...<br />
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An astonished auction house has sold two tiny agate figures of Chinese boys for £180,000 after an oriental bidding frenzy at its Salisbury sale.<br />
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The tiny inch and a half long agate carvings were only expected to sell for a few hundred pounds but Woolley&Wallis staff were amazed when the price shot through the roof before finally selling for 900 times the estimate.<br />
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Auctioneer John Axford says 'I can only assume the figures are far older than we estimated, with such tiny items it's very difficult to assign an age'.