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18th Century Teapot Used By Chinese Emperor Sold Over £2 Million At Auction (Pix)

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An 18th century teapot made for a Chinese emperor has sold for £2.06million at auction.

The blue pot was made at around 1740 for Emperor Qianlong and carries his four-character mark.

It was originally bought from a dealer in London by World War One officer E.A. Parry — a barrister by trade — and his wife Angela in 1925.

The 6in-wide bronze is one of only three known examples.

The others are in museums in Taipei, Taiwan and the US.

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It was valued at £800,000 but sparked a bidding war when it came up for auction yesterday and achieved a hammer price of £1.7million yesterday in Mayfair, central London.

Fees added took the overall cost to £2.06million.

It is covered in scenes of mountains and lakes as well as flowers, butterflies and insects.

A spokesman for auctioneers Bonhams said: “This was a very rare, important and exquisite piece made to a commission from the Qianlong Emperor himself. I am not surprised that it achieved such a remarkable price.”

The buyer is believed to be a Far East collector — and is the latest example of rich ­Chinese collectors reclaiming the country’s lost heritage.

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