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Affordable art and a pricey palace bowl

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A blue and white palace bowl from the 1400's sold for $18 million. A blue and white palace bowl from the 1400's sold for $18 million.

They say it's a bargain.  Hundreds of pieces artwork will be sold at what Christie's calls affordable prices.  The auction house says this is an unusual event.  The collection includes a large selection of ceramic pieces by Pablo Picasso.  The auction begins Wednesday.

And there's a piece of history most of us will never be able to afford.  A blue and white palace bowl from the 1400's sold for $18 million Tuesday in Hong Kong.  The bowl is the second most expensive piece of Ming porcelain ever sold at auction.  The record is held by a ceramic bowl that sold for more than $21 million in 2011.

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