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A Good Job They Weren’t New…………

Chinese vases back on show

Three 17th Century Chinese vases smashed when a museum visitor tripped over his shoelace are back on public display.

Three 17th century Chinese vases back on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge /PA pics.

The porcelain vases, from the Qing Dynasty, were broken in January 2006 when Nick Flynn crashed into them at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Specialist ceramic restorer Penny Bendall, from Suffolk, took six months to restore the pieces, reports the BBC.

They will now be housed in a specially designed case.

Before they were smashed, the vases had been on display for 60 years in a window recess on the staircase of the museum.

Three 17th century Chinese vases accidentally smashed in March 2006 by a visitor to Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge /PA pics

They were smashed into hundreds of pieces when Mr Flynn tripped over his shoelace. The initial clear-up operation took two-and-a-half days.

The restoration work has involved taping all the pieces together and then binding them with a special adhesive before a final polish and coating of enamel.

The three vases are part of a set of five with an estimated value of between £200,000 and £300,000.

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