Artefacts from Ca Mau go on the block

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.

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.

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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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