Photo: “Sing Fat Co., Inc.” Importer of Chinese goods. (Nothing to do with the story, I just thought it was a cool piece of Chinese- America history). From San Francisco Chinatown (post-1910): SF Chinatown (post-1910): Postcards. SOURCE: California Historical Society (Public Domain)
From NBC News
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News
A Chinese bowl that a New York family picked up for $3 at a garage sale turned out to be a 1,000-year-old treasure and has sold at auction for $2.2 million.
The bowl — ceramic, 5 inches in diameter and with a saw-tooth pattern etched around the outside — went to a London dealer, Giuseppe Eskenazi, at Sotheby’s auction house in New York on Tuesday. . . . Read Complete Report