A pair of ultra-rare Fabergé flowers are expected to fetch a staggering half a million pounds at auction after they were found wrapped in an old tea towel.
The elegant ornaments had been stored inside a shoe box for 40 years until the owner spotted one that was valued for £1 million while watching Antiques Roadshow.
She had inherited them from her family who had "lived in high circles in society" and took them along to a free valuation day at Hanson's Auctioneers in London.
Antiques expert Charles Hanson said the discovery is his "most significant find ever" in over 15 years as an auctioneer.
The six-inch long flowers are now expected to fetch an eye-watering £500,000 when they go under the hammer on June 11.
Only about 80 of Fabergé’s botanical studies are known to have survived with the majority in the Royal Collection.