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]
01 novembre 2015
Photo Dinh Ba Hoa BINH DINH (VNS) — Scientists have unearthed traces of Cham ceramic workshops dating back to the 13th century in the central province of Binh Dinh's Nhon Loc Commune.They found fairly intact ceramic ovens and nearly 1,000 ceramic objects including bowls, plates, jars and tiles over a 100sq.m area. Traces of ruined ceramic ovens were found at another 50sq.m site.Researcher Dinh Ba Hoa from the Binh Dinh provincial museum said the objects bore many special features with few decorative patterns and high-skilled colour... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2009
Drum, 3rd century B.C.E. - 1st century C.E, Vietnam, -299-99. Bronze, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust, N.1981.4.S © 2009 Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust Elephant with Driver, 14th-15th century, Vietnam, 1300-1499, Bronze. 6-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. (17.1 x 18.4 x 8.3 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal. P.2003.01.01 © 2009 Norton Simon Museum Celestial Female, c.1100, Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125, Sandstone, 28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm)... [Lire la suite]