Tiny Chinese dish sells for £28m

It's thought to have been made around the 10th or 11th century

To you it might look like a regular bowl, nothing particularly special.

But think again, because this 900-year-old dish has just broken a world record after selling at auction for £28 million.

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Nicholas Chow, the International Head of Art at Sotheby's, said: "I mean we didn't expect quite that price but we knew there was going to be a fight.

"Every time there is a piece of Ru-ware which is, you know, an extremely unusual occurrence, there's always a battle, because it is the most talked about, the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics."

The bowl was made in the most prestigious imperial kiln called the Ru Guanyao which historians believe was only in use for 20 years - making its products quite rare.

According to the auction house, the dish was made around the 10th or 11th century.

It went to an anonymous bidder after a 20-minute bidding war.

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