Ming Bowl sells at auction for £1.6M.
A Ming bowl bought for just £65 sells at auction for more than £1.6m. Frenzied bidding from China sent the 10in-diameter rice bowl smashing through its £20,000 estimate, before it eventually went under the hammer for 84 times what was expected. Golly gosh, with that news I skidded into the kitchen at full speed and went to check out my dinner bowl. Low and behold on the underneath were those magic words, ‘Made in China’. I took some professional photographs and loaded them immediately onto EBay for the starting price of £1m. Description read, rare ‘Chinese Minging Bowl’ decorated with Dogs of Poo foot prints. Lice (Chinese for rice) bowl made in the reign of The Emperor Ping Pong. Hand painted and fired in a kiln in the far off province of Wong Tong. For sale, low asking price, bid now. Sadly no Ming ker-ching for me, currently no bids! I am using my powers of positive thought but I am sadly getting brain ache! Better get back to watching the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and have you a treasured item to sell?