The Xuande “fish pond” bowl sold to an unidentified Asian buyer for HK$229 million, the second highest price ever paid for Ming dyansty porcelain, at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chinese porcelain bowl sells in Hong Kong for HK$229 million, second highest price ever paid for Ming dynasty wares

Four bidders spark 12-minute tussle for blue and white bowl that’s one of very few with fish pond design favoured by early 15th century Emperor Xuande; a ‘chicken cup’ bought for US$36.2 million holds record for Ming porcelain

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The Xuande “fish pond” bowl sold to an unidentified Asian buyer for HK$229 million, the second highest price ever paid for Ming dyansty porcelain, at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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