900-year-old dish sells for $27M

Associated Press
Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s Asia Deputy Chairman, holds the Chinese Song Dynasty ceramics Ruyao Washer at the Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The 900-year-old dish smashed the world record for Chinese Song Dynasty ceramics sold at auction, fetching US$26.7 million. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Sotheby's said Apr. 4 that eight bidders competed for the 900-year-old Ruyao washer over 15 minutes before it sold for 208 million Hong Kong dollars ($26.7 million). That was triple the pre-sale estimate.

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