The proposed sale of a rare bronze statue, looted from Beijing by British and French soldiers in 1860, has run into powerful opposition from China, where there is rising anger over the millions of Chinese antiquities held by foreign museums and collectors.
The beautifully preserved bronze horse head, which originally adorned the summer residence of China’s ancient emperors, will be the centrepiece of Sotheby’s autumn auction in Hong Kong next month. It is expected to fetch up to ¬£5 million….[Full Text]
[Image: The bronze is expected to fetch up to ¬£5m, via Telegraph.co.uk]