Cardboard box Chinese Ming vase 'may fetch £1m'

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A blue and white Chinese Ming Dynasty vase that arrived at a Dorset auction house in a cardboard box is expected to sell for more than £1m.

The 11.5in (29cm) vase is the largest ever recorded from a rare group of early Ming "moonflasks" from 1403-1424, Duke and Son auction house said.

The Dorchester-based firm said it was believed to be one of the most exciting works of art to come to light in years.

The seller, a retired Cadbury's worker aged 79, does not wish to be named....

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