A porcelain bowl, know as the Ruyao Washer is held by deputy chairman of Sotheby's Asia, Nicolas Chow, at a press conference after it was auctioned off at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong on April 4, 2012. The extremely rare Chinese porcelain bowl fetched for nearly 27 million USD at a hotly anticipated Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. (aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)
A 900-year-old ceramic dish dating back to China's Song dynasty has sold for $26.7 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong.
Only about 70 "Ru" pieces exist from this particular kiln, making the dish the "most fabled Chinese ceramic ever to come at auction,” says a Sotheby's official.
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