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    Chinese bronze figurine, German booty from ca. 1900


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    Looking at it I would say possibly part of a bronze group - or, the figure on top of a bronze vase. You can see the attachment

    points on the feet. The sack of Peking brought many items to the West - the better and larger ones were usually stolen

    by officers and the smaller, broken off items , often by the troops who had to carry them back in their kit bags.

    This was a joint effort by many Countries whose Diplomatic Missions had been besieged by the Chinese. For those in the Siege

    of the Legations the medal issued has now become one of the most expensive to buy. Worth having it looked at by an expert,

    many of the furnishings of the Palace were old. Mervyn

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