Stella Dimoko Rare China Song Dynasty Bowl Auctioned For Record Breaking $37.7m


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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Rare China Song Dynasty Bowl Auctioned For Record Breaking $37.7m

A 1,000-year-old bowl from China’s Song dynasty sold at auction for $37.7m on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese porcelain....

The small piece – which dates from 960-1127 – broke the previous record of $36.05 million set in 2014 for a Ming dynasty wine cup which was sold to a Shanghai tycoon. Bidding started at around $10.2m and the auction lasted for 20 minutes before the winning offer came from a phone bidder.

The bowl – originally designed to wash brushes – is an example of extremely rare Chinese porcelain from the imperial court of the Northern Song dynasty and one of only four pieces in private hands, according to Sotheby’s. Measuring 13cm in diametre, the dish features a luminous blue glaze.

The sale broke the “world auction record for any Chinese ceramics”, the auction house announced after the bidding.


  1. Chai. This money that will help some third world countries. Dia is God oo

  2. Is the bowl like the widows bowl where the floor did not finish and oil never dried up while Elijah was there?

  3. All for a small bowl that can break at anytime? Na wa o

  4. The saddest part of this sale is that the value will soon appreciate.

  5. Ordinary plate? Billions of Naira? Abo?....Western world people are crazy....comon plate fa!somebody is saying it can feed 3rd world? Who be 3rd world? It cam feed and house a lot of people.

  6. Some people's love for antiques eh! Meanwhile my brother in-law who has mad love for antiquities, bought some small kitchen chairs, calabashes, metal spoons (those Fulani fura spoons with carvings on them) and masks that dates back to a hundred years and some. After he brought these items to his house, peace eluded him. He started having bad experiences, nightmares where these items will be chasing him and all. He said that that period was his worst ever, until he disposed of the items before he got his peace and bearing back.
    After I heard his story I just love these ancient things from afar. I have some rare things in my house, but they don't date back to donkey years.

    Ordinary looking bowl, with extraordinary history around it.
    And worth too much!


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