I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

Bowl Bought At Yard Sale Sells For $2.2M

A jaw-dropping story of an incredible buy.

submitted by: Squrlz4Sale
< Back Next >
Bowl Bought At Yard Sale Sells For $2.2M . A jaw-dropping story of an incredible buy.
+ Add to Favs
View/Add
Hits: 5346 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 03/20/2013
 
 popular today
Like Big Bouncing Tits? [Gif] Enjoy!
31 Scary Pranks For This Halloween [Gif] Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes a ton of amazing tricks and treats.
How Low Can You Go?! [Gif] Such a valiant effort!
Hello Titty! [Pic] How kawaii....
I Think Your Cat Is Broken [Gif] Yup, definitely broken... or about to take over the world.
More Comments >

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:28:07 PM
@SarahofBorg: Ummmm, you do know that many of the ceramic techniques still being used today were *invented* by the Chinese 1,000 years ago, the time when this bowl was made? And that many of the ceramics made by the Chinese then, such as this bowl, were unmatched in technique and artistry for a thousand years?

How about *you* execute something better than anyone can equal for a thousand years before you so quickly dismiss the artistry behind this bowl?

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:21:35 PM
Rare, yes. Impressive that it's lasted this long in perfect shape, yes. Impressive craftsmanship? No. A very skilled artist could probably make a brand new one just like it and I can`t imagine it would be worth more than a few hundred. I don`t know how they can even tell. Also, I`d be really damn pissed if I sold that for $3 and found out what it really was later.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:43:40 PM
You guys are funny. Yes, SethDog, I was thinking the same thought: Not so much *hoping* as *fearing* that the interviewer would drop the mic on the bowl and break it.

Seriously, think of what a miracle it is that such a petite, delicate bowl as that would survive a thousand years. Somehow surviving all the Chinese wars; somehow making it intact out of China; surviving countless other wars; somehow making it intact through the garage sale. Seriously, the mind boggles. My gosh, how much history that bowl has seen and how many important hands it's passed through, starting with its origins in the Chinese Emperor`s court. (Chinese porcelain like this, from this period, was all being commissioned by the nobility, according to what I was reading online.)

Cartunze
Male, 60-69, Western US
 834 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:58:39 PM
No one ever tells the story from the other perspective. "After doing spring cleaning, woman holds yard sale and sells ancient Chinese bowl (valued at $2.2 million) for 3 dollars."

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1145 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:42:54 PM
WAU!

WAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More Comments >
 


Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.