03 novembre 2015

Trading antiques in Vietnam – Part 4: Almost impossible to tell real items from fakes (Tuoi Tre News, 27/09/2015).

Nguyen Xuan Yen and a genuine ceramic bowl antique formerly used during the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam. Tuoi Tre A debate over the genuineness of a batch of ceramic antiques, including dishes and bowls, has been ongoing in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue for the past decade.It is claimed that the items were used in a royal palace of the Nguyen Dynasty over a century ago. However, no one has ever been able to confirm whether the items are real or fake.In the world of lovers of antiques in Hue City, the capital of the... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2015

Trading antiques in Vietnam – Part 3: Statue made of metal fetching ‘$80mn per kg’ (Tuoi Tre News, 15/09/2015).

Sometimes fake antiques are not only used to cheat the collectors but also to swindle ordinary people.The dealers could circulate rumors around a fake antique statue that it was made of a kind of ‘supernatural and super valuable’ metal valued at ‘US$80 million per kilogram.’ Many people have fallen victim to such kind of rumor and lost assets and confidence. One case was tried by the People’s Court of Kien Giang Province on July 13, 2015. Three cheaters were sentenced to 17 years, 12 years, and seven years in... [Lire la suite]
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