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Rare Chinese Bowl Bought for $3 at Garage Sale Sold for $2.2 Million at Sotheby’s

One more example of item bought at garage sale for a paltry amount that reached a whopping price at auction. A rare, 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl bought for $3 from a garage sale in the U.S. sold for $2.225 million at Sotheby’s fine Chinese ceramics and works of art auction Tuesday. It was sold to a London dealer, Giuseppe Eskenazi for far above the pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

The ‘Ding’ bowl is an example of Northern Song Dynasty pottery and described by Sotheby’s as “remarkable and exceptionally beautiful.”

Rare and Important Ding Bowl Northern Song Dinasty
Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction

The bowl from an era when the Song Dynasty ruled China was bought by a New York family from a tag sale near the consignor’s home in the summer of 2007. They displayed the bowl in their living room for several years before they became curious about its origins and had it assessed.

The bowl displays all the characteristics attributed to the finest ‘Ding’ wares known in museum and private collections: the finely potted body of slightly rounded and steep flared form rising from a short spreading foot to an upright rim, deftly carved to the interior with scrolling leafy lotus sprays, the exterior carved and molded with three rows of overlapping upright leaves, applied overall with an even ivory-colored glaze with characteristic teardrops at the base, the rim of the bowl and the footrim left unglazed showing the fine compact body beneath. Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.4 cm.

The only other known bowl of the same size, form and almost identical decoration has been in the collection of the British Museum in London for over 60 years, according to Sotheby’s.

Rare and Important Ding Bowl Northern Song Dinasty

Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction
Rare and Important Ding Bowl Northern Song Dinasty

Rare Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches $2.25 million at auction
A rare Song dynasty bowl, which was found in a garage sale, estimated to bring in between $200,000 to $300,000 managed to get 10 times that price, finally billing $2.22 million at an auction in New York

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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