Check your attic! Family's old vase gets $83 million

The Bainbridges auction catalogue showing the vase that he auctioned Thursday, in London, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The 18th century Chinese porcelain vase, discovered when a house was cleared out, was sold for 43 million pounds ($69.3 million). The amount was thought to be among the highest ever paid for any Chinese artwork sold at auction. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

November 12, 2010 7:13:31 AM PST
A Chinese vase that sat, little-noticed, in a suburban London home has become one of the most expensive artworks ever sold, evidence that China's sizzling art market shows no signs of cooling down.

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