Daily Mail- A rare Chinese bowl bought at a yard sale for $3 has sold at a New York auction for more than $2.22 million. The 1,000-year-old bowl was sold as part of the opening session of Sotheby’s fine Chinese ceramics and works of art auction on Tuesday. Sotheby’s says it was sold to a London dealer for $2.225 million, far above the pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000. The bowl is from the Northern Song Dynasty. The person who put the bowl up for auction bought it in 2007 and had it displayed in their living room for several years. They only discovered it was valuable after becoming curious about its origins and having it examined. The bowl is five inches in diameter. The Song Dynasty was a ruling dynasty in China between 960 and 1279 – and was divided into two distinct periods: the Northern Song and Southern Song. Items made during the period are noted for their glazes and simplicity. Decoration is relatively rare – but where used can be incised, molded, impressed, or carved.
I am so fucking sick of this shit happening to other people. Every other day I see somebody else getting rich off some fucking bullshit. “Man finds $2 million baseball card collection in his attic.” “Woman inherits $3 million comic book collection.” “Man finds $100,000 in the back of a taxi.” When the fuck is this gonna happen to me? Huh? Where the fuck is my 2 million dollar Chinese bowl?
My only shot is my Magic: The Gathering cards. There was a hoax going around Reddit today that someone stumbled upon $25,000 worth of Magic cards and it got my hopes up and my dick hard. Is my Black Lotus worth like 8 million bucks yet? Can I sell my Dual Lands for a few thousand? If not I’m just gonna start taking all my furniture and all my dishes and everything I own to auctions. Just start appraising all my shit in the hopes that some Chinese idiot made it 5,000 years ago and its worth like half a mil. Otherwise I will literally just toil away on this website until I’m dead.