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Remember the 15th Century Bowl Found at Yard Sale? It Just Sold for $722,000

Source: DAVE COLLINS, AP News, March 20, 2021

An antiques enthusiast came across the Ming Dynasty-era piece and thought it could be something special when browsing a yard sale.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and sold for just $35 was auctioned off Wednesday for nearly $722,000.

The small white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of flowers and other designs — one of only seven such bowls known to exist in the world — was among a variety of Chinese works of art sold by Sotheby’s as part of its Asia Week events. The names of the seller and buyer were not disclosed.

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