A Vietnamese Mandarin cap said to be from the Nguyen Dynasty has sold for €600,000 ($693,243) at a Balclis auction in Spain.
The auction was held both online and on-site on Thursday. On the website of the Balclis auction house, the cap was simply described as “Vietnamese Mandarin cap from the Nguyen Dynasty, late 19th century-early 20th century.”
It comes with a box in lacquered and gilded wood, and has “some flaws and defects,” the website said.
The item was introduced on October 20 with an initial price of €500. The €600,000 price tag was reached after over 10 bidders tried to get their hands on the item. The final bidder is an anonymous online collector…. Read Full Article | https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/nguyen-dynasty-artifact-fetches-693-000-at-spanish-auction-4379475.html