15th century Vietnamese bell to be auctioned in France

Vietnamese bell on auction. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150605

A 15th century Vietnamese bell, which may have been originally from Hue, is being auctioned this weekend in Paris.

Vietnamese bell on auction. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150605
Vietnamese bell on auction. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150605

Antique Vietnamese bell to be auctioned in Paris
Viet Nam Net, 05 June 2015

An ancient Vietnamese bell will be auctioned in Paris on June 7 and 8.

Philippe Rouillac, founder of the Rouillac Auction Company, said the bell was made and used in Viet Nam between 1405 and 1585. Some historic materials provided by Vietnamese French collector Gerard Chapuis said the bell was a unique and valuable antique.

The bronze bell is decorated with two dragons and other patterns. It measures 108cm in height and 126cm in diameter. Many experts said the bell was kept at Long An Palace in Hue Royal Citadel.

Full story here.

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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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