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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02 novembre 2015

Trading antiques in Vietnam – Part 2: How to cheat buyers? (Tuoi Tre News, 13/09/2015).

So many antique collectors have been cheated since they believed in the seeming naivety of the sellers.Those sellers were actually very wicked and sophisticated enough. They cleverly ‘staged’ certain situations to lead buyers to believe their fake antiques were real and most of the purchasers have fallen prey.H.T.C., a film director, visited an antique shop on Le Cong Kieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in 2000 and was offered an ancient gold statue of the Champa dynasty dating back hundreds of years... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2015

Trading antiques in Vietnam - Part 1: Tricks to sell fake objects (Tuoi Tre News, 11/09/2015).

It requires subtlety and knowledge to see the differences between these antiques and the fakes. Tuoi Tre The price of an antique item can be hefty and the huge sum dazzles many collectors and sellers in Vietnam to the extent that they are willing to use any possible tricks to appropriate the asset.Sometimes, an antique collector wants to create more value for his item by circulating rumors to make it associated with a historical figure or event to entice buyers.A woman named Nguyen Thi M. in Nha Trang City, which is the capital of... [Lire la suite]
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