Monday, March 2, 2009

The Rabbit And The Rat Story Continues


More news out of China over those two Qing dynasty bronze fountain head pieces from Yves Saint Laurent's Auction.

I was amazed at the price they brought, (30 million plus) and in conversation with friends over the weekend about the sale, we wondered if they had been bought by a wealthy Chinese person wishing to return them to China, and perhaps gain favor with their government. As it turns out the person doing the bidding, and he was Chinese...and winning, did it all for political reasons. He announced today that he has no intention and cannot pay for the pieces. They will remain in Paris for the time being. For the full story click here.