Viet Nam auctions antiques in Holland

31 January 2007 (Viet Nam Net Bridge)

Viet Nam auctions antiques in Holland

Period antiques from the southernmost province of Ca Mau entered the first auction in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Jan. 29, said the provincial People’s Committee.

The three-day auction will sell over 76,000 objects retrieved from a sunken ship. The antiques were mostly Chinese products made under the Qing dynasty during the 1723-1735 period.

Porcelain dishes, pots and statues which are unique in design, were made at the then famous kilns in Jiangxi and Guangdong of China.

The auctioned items were part of over 99,100 antiques lifted from the wreckage by the province in association with the Viet Nam History Museum.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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