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Bowl bought at yard sale sells for $2.2M

March 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- A New York auctioneer said a 1,000-year-old bowl auctioned for $2.2 million had been purchased at a yard sale for about $3.

Cecilia Leung of Sotheby's said the bowl, which measures about 5 inches in diameter, had been purchased by the seller, whose name was not released, at a yard sale in 2007 and displayed in their living room for several years before the owner decided to have it appraised, CNN reported Wednesday.

The bowl was found to be a 1,000-year old example of Northern Song Dynasty pottery.

The object was purchased by London dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi.

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