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Friday
Nov122010

Rare Find Nets Family $69 Million

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LONDON) -- A once-forgotten porcelain vase has amassed $69 million at auction, the highest price for any Chinese artwork ever sold.

The discovery was made in London by a brother and sister who were cleaning out their parents' house. The pair found the 16-inch porcelain ornament and brought it to a local shop.

It turns out the piece was commissioned by the Chinese imperial family in the 1700s and made its way to England in the 1930s.

The sister was so shocked that she almost passed out during the auction.

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