Thousands paid for mustard pot

A SMALL mustard pot was sold for more than �5,000 during an auction in Clevedon.

The four-inch tall Victorian novelty item was included in Clevedon Salerooms’ September specialist sale but few people expected the tide of international interest it generated.

Modelled as a bearded sailor leaning against a capstan, the silver piece was eventually sold to an Australian collector who was bidding over the Internet and paid a whopping �5,150.

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