Viet Nam auctions antiques in Holland

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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.

Artefacts from Ca Mau go on the block

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10 January 2007 (Viet Nam News) – Sothebys Amsterdam is holding an auction of ceramic shipwreck finds found off the coast of Ca Mau province. The auction is held from 30 – 31 January. Proceeds from the sale go to fund future maritime archaeological expeditions in Vietnam.

Viet Nam News, 10 Jan 2006

Artefacts from Ca Mau go on the block

Porcelain dating back to 18th century which was salvaged off the coast of Ca Mau Province will be hoisted onto the auction block at Sotheby’s Amsterdam salesrooms by the end of this month.

Among 76,000 fine Chinese porcelain pieces to be offered are diverse, rare pieces ranging from fine blue and white tea sets to porcelain boxes and mugs to polychrome figures.

The hoard will be offered in 1,500 lots, with an estimated value of over US$2.5 million, according to Sotheby’s Amsterdam.

Shipwreck exhibition in Vietnam

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24 August 2006 (Viet Nam News) – An ongoing exhibition featuring shipwreck finds off the waters of Vietnam in the Can Tho Museum.

Viet Nam News, 24 August 2006

Exhibition of shipwreck relics begins in Can Tho Museum

An exhibition featuring 400 ancient relics salvaged from five shipwrecks off the Viet Nam coast opened at the Can Tho Museum on Tuesday.

Most of them are porcelain and pottery made in China, Thailand, and Viet Nam between the 15th and 18th centuries and are part of more than 500,000 items found aboard ancient vessels which had sunk off the Cham Island (Quang Nam Province), Dam Island (Kien Giang Province), Cau Island (Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province), Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces.