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Vietnam to auction 2,000-year-old bronze vase

By:Xinhua   Update:2017-07-14
Some rare artworks, star rubies and antiques, including a 2,000-year-old bronze vase, will be auctioned here on Aug. 19, a Vietnamese auction house told Xinhua on Thursday.
The intact bronze vase is 53.3 cm in height and decorated with embossed dots like toad skin, the No.5 Auction Company said, noting that it was produced in the Dong Son culture in Vietnam's Red River Delta.
Another rare and valuable antique is a glazed terracotta jar with height of 39.9 cm and many sophisticated decorative patterns made in Tran dynasty in the 13th or 14th century, which has not been displayed in museums.
A bronze box coated with vitreous enamel with diameter of 36.5 cm, which contained offering and was used by a royal family in Nguyen Dynasty in the mid-19th century, will be also auctioned.
Some other items slated for the auction next month include a set of jewelry which has two star rubies, a very rare gemstone in the world, and five gilded statues made by local experienced artisans in Hanoi.