Old vase is £1m Ming

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The Independent Culture

An old vase taken to a Dorset auctioneers in a cardboard box has turned out to be a Ming dynasty porcelain moon flask worth £1m.

The vase dates from the first half of the 15th century, during the reign of the Chinese Yongle Emperor.

The vase is owned by a retired Cadbury worker and will be sold on 12 May.