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TODAY   |  April 08, 2014

500-year-old ‘chicken cup’ sells for $36 million

A porcelain “chicken cup” decorated with a rooster, a hen and their chicks sold for $36 million Tuesday, a new record. The 500-year-old work of art was bought by a former Chinese cab driver who became a billionaire in the stock market.

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>>> a tiny little cup fetched a huge price at auction monday night in hong kong . the 500-year-old chicken cup which is decorated with a rooster, a hen and their chicks, sold for, get this, $36 million. that is a record for chinese porcelain . only 20 of the cups are known to exist. it was purchased by a former chinese cab driver who became a billionaire in the stock market .