The extremely rare "Ding ware" bowl measuring just 5 inches in diameter and dating to the Song Dynasty sat on the owners mantle as a decoration for the last five years until it was sold in New York. This extremely rare example was bought by London dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi on Tuesday March 19th.
Rare Song Dynasty Bowl realizes 2.2 Million Dollars
The only other known example was left to The British Museum in 1947 by the legendary collector Henry J Oppenheim.
Below is the Catalog Entry From Sothebys on the piece.