via Vietnam Plus, 22 Ocotber 2022: Two Nguyen Dynasty artifacts – a gold seal and bowl – are up for auction in France, prompting a response from the Vietnamese government.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to direct the Vietnamese Embassy in France to verify information related to two Nguyen Dynasty antiques which is about to be auctioned in France by auction house Million.
According to a release published on its website, the French auction house, founded in 1928, will put up for auction 329 antiques at 11am on October 31 (Paris time). Two among them were said to be from the last Vietnamese feudal dynasty Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). They are a golden seal cast in 1823 during the reign of King Minh Mang (1820-1841) and a golden bowl dating back to the reign of King Khai Dinh (1917-1925).
Source: Ministry urges verification of Nguyen Dynasty antiques to be auctioned in France | Culture – Sports | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)
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