A rare Ming cup bequeathed to Staffordshire University has fetched more than £3 million at auction.
The Cup dates back to the early 15th century and was sold in Hong Kong. It was part of a collection of oriental ceramics donated to the University by a London chemist in the 1940s to prevent damage during the Second World War.
Money from the sale will fund a purpose built centre for ceramics at the University's Stoke-on-Trent campus which will house the remainder of the 270 piece collection.
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Lanes two and three (of four) was closed.
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Lanes two and three (of three) closed.
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