Rare 15th century Chinese bowl found at US yard sale

New York (AFP) – How about this for bargain-hunting? A small bowl bought for $35 in a yard sale in the US turned out to be a rare 15th century Chinese artifact possibly worth $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.  Experts said it was painted for the court of Emperor Yongle, the third emperor of the Ming dynasty who ru…

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