Update news auctions

Vietnamese King’s gold seal to be repatriated from France

French auction house Millon has agreed to hand over a gold seal of Vietnamese King Ming Mang in the 19th century to Vietnam instead of being put up for auction.

Auction for Vietnamese king’s gold seal further postponed in France

French auction house Millon has decided to defer the auction of Nguyen Dynasty King Minh Mang's 10.78-kg gold seal to November 18 noon due to “the strong interest of the Vietnamese State”.

Thua Thien-Hue suggests calling for social contributions to bring King's seal home

In its official letter No. 11735 to the Prime Minister, the People's Committee in the Central Province of Thua Thien - Hue proposed calling for social contributions to bring the King's seal home.

Vietnamese Emperor’s gold bowl fetches US$672,000 at auction

The gold bowl of Emperor Khau Dinh (1885-1925) has been sold for €680,000 (US$676,000) at auction by Million in Paris.

Authorities working to recover imperial seal to be auctioned in France

The Vietnamese authorities are looking for possibilities and taking necessary measures to repatriate the imperial golden seal of the Nguyen Dynasty that has set to be auctioned soon by a Paris-based action house.

VN determined to bring back imperial golden seal home

The Department of Cultural Heritage said that Vietnam is determined to bring back the rare and valuable imperial golden seal of the Nguyen Dynasty's Emperor Minh Mang home by mobilizing all resources.

Over 300 antiques, artworks go under hammer in France

French auction house Millon on October 31 placed over 300 artefacts and artworks originated from or related to Vietnam under the hammer.

Descendants of Nguyen Dynasty object to auction of Emperor’s gold seal

The council of Nguyen Phuc’s royal family in Vietnam has written to auction house Millon in France requesting it to cease the auction of a gold seal, also known as the Bao Dai Emperor’s Treasury, and the gold bowl of the Khai Dinh Emperor.

Most expensive Vietnamese paintings at international auctions

Local artworks have left an impressive footprint in the international auction market, with an increasing number of Vietnamese pieces receiving bids at high prices. 

Brazil auctions shale, natural gas blocks

 Brazil awarded 72 onshore natural gas and shale gas exploration blocks Thursday in a controversial auction marked by complaints from environmentalists about a lack of regulation