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.
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.
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 Sothebyâ€™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 Sothebyâ€™s Amsterdam.