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Bought in England, was told it was 5000 yrs old

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I bought this alabaster vase in England, was told by the shop that it was 5000 years old, but did not come with a COA. It was a reputable shop, but I have some doubts. What do you think?

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with this question.

The only way to establish that this item is 5,000 years old would be to have it carbon tested.

Did the shop tell you where it originated?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No, not sure where it is from

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry, Diane - there's just not enough information for me to go on.

I'm going to Opt Out. If anyone else can help you, they'll respond to you.

Good luck!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. I also contacted the Field Museum in Chicago to donate it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: I still need help.