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Rare bowl from China’s Ming dynasty found at US yard sale, could be worth up to US$500,000

How about this for bargain-hunting? A small bowl bought for US$35 in a yard sale in the US turned out to be a rare 15th century Chinese artefact possibly worth US$500,000.The porcelain bowl – with delicate floral motifs – was acquired by a buyer, whose identity is being kept secret, in the northeastern state of Connecticut.The buyer had the item appraised by ceramics experts at Sotheby’s, first by sending photos, then by taking it into the auction house for a closer look.Rare Chinese art,…


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