Hey, I've got almost the same bowl in my cupboard, even with an 100% original stamp on the bottom, saying "Made in China". Anybody got the mail address of the Hong Kong auction company?
People are too dumb to recognize that they are mortal. They behave like anything will go on and on forever and believe that this little piece of tableware is REALLY valuable millions of dollars, because it will sell for a lot more in a couple of years. Even when falling down the cliff, they'd say that everything is fine, because nothing happened until now.
As soon as civilization is broke up by global warming, nuclear war, environmental pollution, an asteroid or whatever, this bowl is worth not more than my made-in-China-bowl. But maybe a $ 10.000-guitar player will easier earn some food, because it's louder than a $ 100 guitar... and '59 Les Paul collectors will kick themselves