'RM4.3mil' ancient Chinese cauldron sent via courier service found smashed

A picture of the cauldron before it was smashed. Photo: 163.com

BEIJING: A man in southern China may have suffered losses amounting to nearly seven million yuan (RM4.4mil) after the ancient bronze cauldron he sent via courier service ended up smashed to pieces, according to a newspaper report.

The man had agreed to sell the cauldron, which he claims date back to the Zhou dynasty (1046BC-256BC), to a collector in Shenzhen for 6.8mil yuan (RM4.3mil), the Southern Metropolis News reported.

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