Sothebys Auction House, New York Us $ 300,000 and selling for $ 500,000 ($ 1.6 million to $ 2.7 million) A sugar bowl that was purchased at a garage sale for $ 35 ($ 189).
The porcelain piece is rare, it was produced during the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century China.
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Sothebis does not reveal who is selling the bowl. He paid $ 35 at a garage sale in New Haven, Connecticut. They then looked for experts, who identified the item as historically significant.
Porcelain was analyzed and it was determined that it belonged to someone in the court of Emperor Yongle between 1403 and 1424.
During this period, the empire closely controlled the production of Chinese porcelain.
Pictures of porcelain sold – Photo: Disclosure / Sotheby’s
However, some such specimens remain. Six of them are known in private pieces and some pieces in museums in Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
The auction will be held on March 17.