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Real Hidden Treasure


It's bananas!
You might want to examine that little old ceramic bowl again!


Like most people, I love a good fantasy, and because I deal in antiques, a recurring daydream is finding a true ‘sleeper’, an ordinary, everyday object that turns out to be a million dollar artefact.

It happened just last week, though, alas, not to me.

A New York family bought a small bowl a garage sale, and it turned out to be a 1,000 year old Chinese Northern Song Dynasty treasure. The only other know example of similar size, form and design is in the British Museum.

The bowl was auctioned at Sotheby’s and brought USD 2.2 million.

Lucky beggars!

1 comment:

P V Ariel said...

Hi Curry,
OMG!!
I missed this page for quite sometime. I just joined in,
Thank you very much for this
wonderful post about the new
Hidden Treasure!
I liked the usage at the end
of the post. "Lucky Beggars!"
Indeed they are!!! LOL
Keep inform
Best Regards
Phil of Knol