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The tile was brought into  Rendells Stonepark Auction rooms by a private vendor who was going to donate it to a local church jumble sale, but changed their mind and very fortunately came to Rendells who recognised it as Iznik.

On sale day (Friday 16th October) all ten of our phone lines were booked and there were numerous commission bids on the book. After the commission bids had been cleared it was back to the phones and one by one they dropped out as the bidding rose. In the end a bidding war ensued between the last two lines. The £155,000 hammer price was greeted with a round of applause from buyers in the room.

This is a house record for a ceramic Lot at Rendells and again shows the power of the internet prove that there are no hidden Lots to be found in provincial auction rooms as long as the cataloguing is accurate.