Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction
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Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction

Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction

Chinese art is back to making it big at the auction events. We had seen how record prices were realized at the

The 'Ding' bowl from the Northern Song Dynasty is a 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl. The bowl is deftly carved to the interior with scrolling leafy lotus sprays with an even ivory-colored glaze.

1000 year old Song Dynasty bowl

With such a rich historical background, earlier owners never really bothered to find out what the bowl actually was, or else the price would have certainly gone up even further. The only other replica known publicly is lying in the British Museum in London for the last 60 years, which perhaps pegs how rare the artifacts of the Chinese really are.

1000 year old Song Dynasty bowl

Via: Sotheby's

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