The ceremonial vessel dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC) and has miniature tigers on its spout, handle and lid. Photo: Handout

Ancient bronze vessel looted from Old Summer Palace in 1860 returned to China

  • The 3,000-year-old relic was sold at auction in Britain for US$515,000 in April but the buyer decided to donate it to the Chinese government
  • It was taken by a British Royal Marines captain and had been in the possession of his descendants. Now it’s on display at a museum in Beijing
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The ceremonial vessel dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC) and has miniature tigers on its spout, handle and lid. Photo: Handout
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