A New York family received an unexpected windfall when a ceramic bowl they bought for $3 at a yard sale sold for $2.2 million in a Sotheby’s auction. The bowl had been on the family’s mantel for several years before they decided to get it evaluated. The appraisal determined that it was a nearly 1,000-year-old Ding bowl, an example of the pottery of the Northern Song dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1127. The bowl is so rare, in fact, that only one other bowl of the same size, form and identical decoration is known to exist and is housed at the British Museum in London.
Proper DOT dustyoldthing_belowtitle
Proper DOT dustyoldthing_abovevideo