OMG! Antique Chinese Bowl Fetches $38 Million At Auction

OMG by Published on Updated on 10 Jun, 2018

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.

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.

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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.