South Scotland

Lost bronze found at Borders house valuation fetches £386,500

Sculpture Image copyright Alex Robson
Image caption The sculpture had been expected to fetch up to £150,000 at auction

A bronze sculpture discovered during a "routine house valuation" in the Scottish Borders has sold at auction for £386,500.

The 18th Century work, Ganymede and the Eagle, is by Italian sculptor Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi.

It was sold at auction in Edinburgh this week by Lyon & Turnbull.

It had been estimated to sell for between £100,000 and £150,000 but ended up going under the hammer for more than twice the top estimate.

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