India, June 5 -- A pottery goat, believed to have been crafted by King Charles during his time at Cambridge University, went on sale in May this year. The rare ceramic goat has fetched £8,500 (approximately Rs.9 lakh) at an auction in Staffordshire. According to reports, the total cost, including the premium of the goat painted with yellow and pink stripes, is £11,407 (approximately Rs.12 lakh).

King Charles gifted the ceramic goat to Cambridge University's cook, Helen Patten. Later, in 1969, it was gifted to Patten's nephew Raymond Patten, a former carpenter in British Columbia, on his 21st birthday.

Patten, who is 76 years old, put the goat up for auction at Hansons Auctioneers in Staffordshire owing to its "historical signi...