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tomflynn: What future for families hoping to cash in on the treasures looted by their forebears?

The spate of recent incidents in which Chinese bidders have failed to pay for works of art bought at auction is forcing UK auctioneers to initiate new registration rules prior to sale, as I reported here a few days ago with regard to the forthcoming sale of Asian art at Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury.

When it transpires that the works in question were originally looted from China, the need for diligence seems even more acute, as evidenced by the forthcoming auction of important Chinese works of art at Duke’s in Dorchester on May 19 (catalogue online here):

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tomflynn: What future for families hoping to cash in on the treasures looted by their forebears?.

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