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Family Buys An Ordinary Bowl For $3 - Then They Notice THIS!

Whoever said 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' wasn't kidding. A family in New York nabbed a cute little bowl at a yard sale. Years later, it sold for millions.

The unnamed family stopped at a yard sale in upstate New York and bought some bric-a-brac, including a small, white bowl for just $3. The bowl was about 5 inches wide, ivory-colored and etched with leaf-like designs. They put it on the mantel for decoration and pretty much ignored it for years.

At some point, they family started getting curious about the little bowl's origins. They brought it to an appraiser, and it turns out their $3 trinket was a thousand-year-old artifact from the Song Dynasty in China.

The bowl is an example of a popular style of ceramics a millennium ago. According to Sotheby's auction house, only one other surviving piece is known to exist. It sits in the British Museum London.

Sotheby's guessed the bowl would bring in up to $300,000 in an auction, but they sorely underestimated. It ended up selling for $2,225,000.

This is the kind of story that makes you want to rifle through your grandmother's attic. Talk about finding treasure!

Source: Little Things
Photo: Little Things

$3 bowl sold for over $2M.

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