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Mao Zedong’s rice bowls auction for record $1M in Hong Kong

26 June, 2013

Mao Zedong’s memorabilia have long had high value for collectors, especially in his homeland. At an auction in Beijing in 1996, a 68-piece set of porcelain fetched 7.9 million yuan (about $13 million).

Last Thursday a set of 5 rice bowls produced in 1974 exclusively for Mao Zedong’s use has been auctioned in Hong Kong for a record HK$8 million (about $1 million).

Isn’t it ironical that a man once celebrated for his frugal life-style is now “selling” so well?

Try some of our Chinese recipes and serve them on your best porcelain dishes 😉

 

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