Sunday, 15 April 2012

Qing Artifacts Found

Yesterday Durham Police announced that both Qing Dynasty artifacts stolen from the Oriental Museum at Durham University have been retrieved. I found this news on today's ArtDaily, which got it from Associated Press. Nothing from BBC News, which is taking its usual weekend break. It thinks all that Brits are interested in at the weekend are football results and how many horses died in the Grand National (two this year). Above left: jade water bowl with encircling dragon (1769); right Dehua porcelain sculpture depicting seven "fairies" in a boat. A friend Skyped me while I was writing this post: BBC News has woken up and reported the find, but didn't add anything to the story.


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