A collection of classic kitchenware from the period was recently sold to a British collector in China, a country which is now under a tight embargo.
The item, which was previously in the collection of the British collector who bought it, was made by a Chinese firm and had been stored in the same building as the owner’s home in the city of Chongqing, in the western province of Henan.
The antique utensil is said to have been purchased in 2012 by a wealthy Chinese businessman who is now trying to repatriate it to Britain, the Daily Telegraph reported.
“The item is in excellent condition and is quite unique,” the buyer, who was identified as Richard Lee, told the newspaper.
“But we are waiting for the right moment to do so.” “
The item was sold to the collector in Chongqings Hong Kong, who has since returned it to China. “
But we are waiting for the right moment to do so.”
The item was sold to the collector in Chongqings Hong Kong, who has since returned it to China.
The Daily Telegraph quoted Lee as saying that the item was “very special” and said that it “was probably the first of its kind”.
The item comes as China has been under an unprecedented ban on importing foreign cultural items into the country, with the ban in place since the fall of the Soviet Union.
The restrictions have forced some people to travel abroad to sell their old items to collectors.
The Chinese Communist Party, which has led a campaign against Western culture and traditions, has been cracking down on any foreign products that are considered “Western culture”.
It has banned the sale of foreign cultural products and restrictions have also been placed on foreign imports.
Lee said that he had hoped to return the item to the buyer’s family but the auctioneer said the item could not be returned because it had “not been properly tested”.
He added that he hoped to get the item back to Britain soon.
“The owner has expressed a desire to sell the item in Britain and I am hoping that we will get a fair price for the item,” Lee told the Daily Mail.
According to Lee, the item is a gift from his father who died when he was just four years old.
“He had been a very wealthy businessman and the items he bought in China had a great value,” he said.
A spokesperson for the Chongqiang Trading District said that the buyer of the antique kitchenware is not being named.
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