Friday, February 27, 2009

Stolen Chinese Treasure Auction

Imagine a robber come into your house…. takes your thing and selling it 100 years later.

No doubt YSL may have bought the status with his own money but should these status be listed under stolen goods?

Open Auctioning of STOLEN GOODS is really the final insult.

Don’t forget the French and British plundered these items from China in the first place.

Even Victor Hugo described the looting as, "'Two robbers breaking into a museum, devastating, looting and burning, leaving laughing hand-in-hand with their bags full of treasures; one of the robbers is called France and the other Britain."

Possession of Stolen is already a crime and now the whole world just watched as these two Chinese National Treasure are being auction off at 13.7million Euro.

Better take a good look at them before they disappear into the hands of some private collector.

"Christie's: auction of Chinese relics to proceed, private sale denied

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Auction giant Christie's has denied a possible private sale of two Chinese relics, saying that the auction will go on as scheduled despite criticism from China. ……

The two bronze head sculptures were housed in Yuanmingyuan, Beijing's Imperial Summer Palace. They were stolen when the palace was burned down by Anglo-French allied forces during the Second Opium War in 1860"
What is the purpose of signing this if it is not enforced?

China and France signed the 1995 Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, which stipulated that any cultural object looted or lost during war, regardless of how long ago, should be returned.

1 comment:

The Chansters said...

Wonder how much more treasure is currently hidden outside China...