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Asia Pacific At $36 million, 'chicken cup' cracks auction record for Chinese art (+video)

A Shanghai art collector bought the rare Ming-era cup at an auction held today in Hong Kong, underscoring sky-high valuations for storied Chinese art objects.

By Staff Writer / April 8, 2014

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When is a small porcelain cup with pictures of chickens on it worth $36 million?