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Pic: AdamPartridgeAuctioneers/BNPS<br />
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A Chinese vase that was badly damaged from being used as a stick stand in an outdoor porch for over 40 years has sold for a staggering £110,000.<br />
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The 26ins tall vase had large chunks missing from its rim and several cracks to its base, prompting experts to value it at just £200.<br />
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But it turned out to have been made for a Chinese emperor in the early 19th century to display at one of his imperial palaces.