OMG! Antique Chinese Bowl Fetches $38 Million At Auction
How much will you pay for a China bowl? 20 dollars or at most 30 dollars, but you would be amazed to know that an anonymous Chinese man paid a whopping $37.7 million for the porcelain bowl.
The antique 900-year-old Chinese bowl, which was made during the Song Dynasty, was sold in a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong in October 2017. Meanwhile, the bid set a new record for Chinese porcelain.
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The unknown buyer went through a dramatic bidding before he secured the bowl for the staggering figure. The auction house had expected the bowl would obtain at least $13 million.
The auction house said that the blue-green bowl is a rare Ru guanyao-or ice crackle-brush washer bowl, used to clean painting and calligraphy brushes.
Only six more Ru ceramics have appeared at the auction in last eight decades. The last time the auction was held, the Ru ice crackle bowl was bid for $27 million.