This board is probably one of the few places where I can tell this story to a receptive audience.
Last weekend we went shopping at the bootsale and I picked up a small red vase shaped like a lab-flask.
My other half kept on saying 'It's from IKEA' but I wasn't going to put my 2 euros away and we carried it off for the same price as four visits to a public toilet.
On getting home and reaching for the books, folllowing the vague recollections which pass for 'memory', I was lucky to find it really quickly, and it only took a few seconds to find out a value for it.
It's a new record for me, which after a lifetime of Antiques Roadshow, has given me the sense that I am finally getting better at spotting the pearls amongst the pig manure
So here it is, a little 2 euro bottle designed by Andries Copier in 1961, 162mm tall (middle of three sizes)