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A bowl bought for $3 sells for $2.2 million at an auction.
A Chinese bowl recently sold for $2.2 million at an auction.
The piece was originally bought for $3 by a family in New York from a garage sale in 2007. It was discovered that the bowl was actually a 1,000-year-old piece of Oriental art.
Measuring 5 inches in diameter, the pale ceramic bowl features a ‘saw-tooth pattern’ on the outside. According to Sotheby’s auction house, the bowl originated from a dynasty which ruled China from 960 to the early 1100s.
The only other similar bowl known to be in existence has been in a British Museum for more than half a century. The family who purchased the bowl claimed it rested on their mantel for years before an expert informed them of the value.
Last year, a woman named Beth Feeback purchased two paintings that looked to be from the 1970s, priced at $9.99 each from a Goodwill store. Research later revealed one of the paintings was named 'Vertical Diamond' from a 20th century abstract painter.
The art piece was sent to be auctioned off in New York. It sold for $27,000.