Nguyen Dynasty artifact fetches $693,000 at Spanish auction

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

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