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A cracked teapot with a miss­ing lid (above), bought at auction for just £15, has been sold to the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum in New York for £460,000. Made in the US by John Bart­lam in the late 18th cen­tury, the teapot is thought to be the only one of its kind still in ex­is­tence.


The York­ist king’s orig­i­nal rest­ing place be­neath a Le­ices­ter car park has been given pro­tected sta­tus by the Depart­ment for Dig­i­tal, Cul­ture, Me­dia and Sport.

A bad month for... THE FRANKLIN IN­STI­TUTE

The di­rec­tor of the Shaanxi Cul­tural Her­itage Pro­mo­tion Cen­tre has con­demned the Franklin In­sti­tute in Philadel­phia for be­ing “care­less” with the 10 Ter­ra­cotta War­rior stat­ues cur­rently on loan there. The com­ment re­lates to an in­ci­dent in De­cem­ber when the thumb of one of the war­riors (sim­i­lar to the one shown be­low) was snapped off and stolen. The cen­tre is plan­ning to claim com­pen­sa­tion.

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