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Art & Culture

The secret stash to rival the V&A

A humble bungalow on the outskirts of Leeds has been revealed as the unlikely home of one of the most impressive pottery collections on the planet.

Alan and Pat Firth amassed a collection of acclaimed potter Hans Coper’s work to rival the V&A’s collection, unbeknownst to any of their family and friends until after their passing. The collection went for £990,679 at auction…

“The family were keen to clear the house, thinking the value was in the property. They got very excited when I told them the value was actually in the collection, which was about ten times more valuable than the house…”


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