A piece of pottery donated to a charity shop in Honiton has sold at auction for just under £10,000 – reaching a total of £9,800.

The piece was described as an antique spoon warmer, which was popular during the Victorian era to keep serving spoons warm. It was discovered that the pottery was created by the Martin Brothers, who are famous in the world of ceramics.

The spoon warmer dates back to 1879. Honiton is well known for being the home of antiques and unusual pieces, this particular piece, auctioned by Chilcotts Auctioneers was donated to a local charity shop, so you never know what you might find on a visit to the town! The money raised from the auction will be going to good causes.