YARD SALE ITEM RESOLD BIG AT AUCTION

The small, porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale that turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact. The bowl was auctioned off for nearly $722,000 at Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art, in New York, on March 17. (AP/Sotheby's)

(AP) – An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in
China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and
sold for just $35 was auctioned off Wednesday for nearly
$722,000.

The small, white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of
flowers and other designs — one of only seven such bowls
known to exist in the  world — was among a variety of Chinese
works of art sold by Sotheby’s as part of its Asia Week events.

The names of the seller and buyer were not disclosed.
 

        

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