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Rare Chinese bowl bought for $3 is sold for more than $2.2 million

(People's Daily Online)

17:05, March 21, 2013

Rare Chinese bowl bought for three U.S. dollars is sold for more than 2.2 million U.S. dollars.(file photo)

According to BBC China, a bowl made from Ding Ware in Northern Song Dynasty has been sold for 2,230, 000 U.S. dollars. It turns out the bowl was bought by a New York resident from a flea Market for only three U.S. dollars.

It is reported that the ivory glazed porcelain bowl is well-made, and has a history of at least 1,000 years. The bowl was made from the famous Ding Ware of China during the Northern Song Dynasty. It was bought by the vendor from a flea market in 2007 for only three U.S. dollars, and has been in his living room ever since. Recently, the vendor invited some experts to appraise the value of the bowl.

According to Sotheby's previous estimate, the auction price of this bowl might be set between 200,000 and 300,000 U.S. dollars. Before the auction, four buyers made a fierce bidding on the bowl. Finally, a famous art collector named Giuseppe Eskenazi from London bought the bowl for 2.23 million U.S. dollars.

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