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A porcelain teapot produced by English potter John Bartlam which sold for £575,000 in 2017.<br />
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The broken pot, missing its lid, was produced by John Bartlam, a British potter who took his trade across the Atlantic to America in the mid-18th century.<br />
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A tea bowl and saucer which were bought on eBay for £1,000 could sell at auction for 100 times that amount.<br />
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The savvy collector took a punt on the items as he believed they could have been made by trailblazing English potter John Bartlam.<br />
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Bartlam, who was originally was Staffordshire, was responsible for the first pieces of porcelain fashioned in America 250 years ago.<br />
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Scientific tests have proved the tea bowl and saucer were made at Bartlam's factory in Cain Hoy, South Carolina between 1765 and 1769.