Back in 2007, a family in New York bought a small, white, ceramic bowl at a garage sale. (--Their names and hometown weren't released.)
--They kept it in their house on the mantel for five years, but earlier this year, they got curious about how much it was worth, and took it to be appraised.
--Turns out it was from the Song Dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1279. That means the bowl is about 1,000 years old. There's only ONE other bowl like it in existence, and it's been in a museum for the last 60 years.
--Experts estimated that the bowl was worth between $200,000 and $300,000 . . . but they were WRONG. It was auctioned off at Sotheby's auction house on Tuesday. And an art dealer named Giuseppe Eskenazi bought it . . . for $2.15 MILLION.