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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.

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