Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1,000-year-old Chinese bowl bought for US$3, sold for US$2.2mil

Behold a simple Chinese pottery bowl that was picked up for US$3 that turned into a massive US$2.23 million windfall at a Sotheby's auction yesterday, March 19.

From The Star..

NEW YORK: A 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl that was bought for US$3 at a garage sale in New York state sold for more than US$2.2 million at an auction on Tuesday.

An unnamed New York family bought the "Ding" bowl, which is from the Northern Song Dynasty, for no more than $3 in 2007 and displayed it on a mantelpiece with no idea as to its real worth, Sotheby's said.

Sotheby's said the only known bowl of the same form, size and almost identical decoration has been in the collection of the British Museum in London for more than 60 years. - Reuters

Old is gold indeed!


  1. Whoa U$2.2m!!! Eh Bananaz got the same bowl at my kampung house leh hahaha fatt tatt lor..

  2. Wow!! From $3 to $2.2 million?!!! *fainted*