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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 9:15
Chinese bowl sets $38m auction record
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A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty has sold at auction in Hong Kong for almost US$38m, which sets a record for Chinese porcelain.

Sotheby's, the auction house, said the rare Ru-ware brush-washer sold after 20 minutes of tense bidding from a handful of phone bidders, and one in the room.

The little piece measures 13cm across and is glazed in a blue-green colour.

The bowl's buyer has chosen to remain anonymous.

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