Rare Ming bowl sells for $18m at auction
8 October 2013 Last updated at 19:11 BST
A Ming ceramic bowl has sold for $18m (£11.2m) at auction in Hong Kong.
The rare piece, said to have been used by a 15th century king, sparked fierce bidding at Sotheby's on Tuesday.
It is now the second most expensive piece of Ming porcelain ever auctioned.
Rebecca Donovan reports.