Chinese bowl sells for record-breaking sum

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Chinese bowl sells for record-breaking sum

A red bowl with a lotus pattern broke the world record for Chinese Kangxi ceramics on Apr. 8, fetching over $9 million after a bidding war won by a Hong Kong ceramics dealer at the last day of spring sales for global auctioneer Sotheby’s.
Security guards chat in front of a light box featuring a photograph of a magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai “Double-Lotus” Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark and Period of Kangxi at Sotheby’s Spring Sales in Hong Kong April 8, 2013. Sotheby’s said in a press release Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer Wiliam Chak has bought the bowl for HK$74 million ($9.5 million) on Monday, setting a world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
A magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai “Double-Lotus” Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark and Period of Kangxi is shown after Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer William Chak has bought it for HK$74 million ($9.5 million) at Sotheby’s Spring Sales in Hong Kong April 8, 2013. Sotheby’s said in a press release the deal set a world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer William Chak poses with a magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai “Double-Lotus” Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark and Period of Kangxi, after he bought it for HK$74 million (US$9.5 million) at Sotheby’s Spring Sales in Hong Kong April 8, 2013. Sotheby’s said in a press release the deal set a world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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