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The late Annie Glover who was gifted the vase in the early 20th century, pictured with her husband and their son.
A woman who kept a Chinese vase in a box in her attic for over 20 years is celebrating today after it sold for nearly £600,000.
The blue and white porcelain piece had been given to the lucky owner in the 1990s by an elderly auntie who had it on her hallway table for years.
The late Annie Glover had herself been gifted it when she worked as a teacher in Shanghai in the early 20th century.
Her niece, who is not being named, has now sold it through Devon auctioneers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood.