Home > News > Industry News > Lalique vase sold for GBP32k

Lalique vase sold for GBP32k

Post Time:Dec 23,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:1126

A woman who spent £1 on a plant at a boot sale has sold the glass container for £32,000. The owner thought it was junk and was about to throw it away but heard the Antiques Roadshow was coming to town.

The 1929 vase was valued at £25,000 on TV and is the most expensive piece of glass seen on the show. The 5in-high piece by French designer Rene Lalique is unique as the mould had to be broken in the production process.

On this Sunday´s show from Dumfries House, East Ayrshire, the unnamed Scottish owner tells the cameras: "We were clearing out the loft and it´s been in there. "We bought it for the plant because it looked nice in the bowl and we paid a pound."

Roadshow veteran Eric Knowles said: "I´ve been waiting over 25 years for such a piece to come in, and this was the stuff of dreams. "They´d dumped it in the attic after the plant in it died and were about to throw it away. We had a lot of clouds in Dumfries but this was the cloud with a silver lining. It´s worth at least £25,000." Since the show the couple sold the antique for £32,450 at a London auction in November.

Source: Mirror.co.ukAuthor: shangyi

Hot News