Aug 14, 2013
An Asian soapstone carving made in about 1750 auctioned for $2,235,000 in June 2013 at Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. It set a record price for any soapstone carving sold at auction. But very few soapstone carvings are that old or of that quality.
Photo: Michaan's Auctions
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