A small ceramic bowl purchased at a tag sale for three dollars has just been sold for over $2.2 million.  

Southeby's states that the ivory-colored pottery bowl was picked up in 2007 and sat for a while in the owner's living room before they got curious about its worth and contacted experts who told them the true value of the piece.

It turns out the bowl was an extremely rare, thousand year-old treasure from China's Northern Song Dynasty and was worth far more than it was purchased for.

The item was sold Tuesday, and while expecting to get hundreds of thousands, it finally sold to a London dealer for $2,225,000.