The 'Made in China' Punch Bowl That Packed a Punch
by Peter Paul Coyle
(Shotts nr Glasgow Scotland.)
hi peter' i just thought i would tell you all about a purchase i made some time ago at the famous 'barras market' in Glasgow. i was browsing around one summer's day and came to a stall that sold canton export ware, on viewing the ware's i noticed a rather busy painted punch bowl.
i then asked the price and was told it cost fifteen pound's. i thought the price was very reasonable and purchased it. I've had it now for going on ten year's.
it was nothing special as i thought the painting was not that great,and the only mark on it was a red box with the word's inside marked 'made in china'. then i had a friend who happened to see it one day (he is an antique dealer) he assured me that it was worth money even though it was a late piece.
i was amazed when he valued it at over thirteen hundred pound's. it has taught me one lesson and that is never dismiss an item because it's marked 'made in ?'
yours peter coyle / shotts
Reply by Peter (admin)
Peter, what a fantastic story! A lesson to us all. Wow! Could I ask you very kindly to get a picture of this item to upload for us all to see?
Another great contribution from Peter Coyle.
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