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Ming Dynasty ceramic used as doorstop fetches $1.3m in auction

London, Sun, 16 Sep 2012 ANI

London, September 16 (ANI): A ceramic from the Ming period, which was being used as a doorstop by a family in New York, was sold off at an auctioned for 1.3 million dollars.

The rare blue and white moonflask (Bianhu) from the Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, belonged to a family in Long Island, New York, and had been kept on a wooden stand and used as a doorstop at their home, the Telegraph reported.

The owners came to know of its value only when they saw a similar piece of ceramic on a Sotheby's advertisement.

Sotheby's described the ceramic, measuring 6 x 10 inches, as "one outstanding lot" and put an estimated sale price on the lot in the range of 600,000 - 900,000 dollars.

It was sold in the second session of the three-part, two day sale, titled 'Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art' held on the 11th and 12th of September. (ANI)


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