06 mai 2010

Indonesia fails to sell shipwreck treasure at auction

Yue ware type kendi, 10th century, diameter 21 cm, height 19 cm. JAKARTA .- Indonesia failed on Wednesday to auction a 10th century treasure trove which was salvaged from a Chinese shipwreck off Java island about five years ago because there were no bidders. Organisers had hoped to raise USD 80 million from the 271,000 items that were supposed to go under the hammer at a government auction house in Jakarta But officials said bidders were probably deterred by government rules that require bidders to deposit 20% of the... [Lire la suite]
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