Collected antiques of Queen Nam Phuong




The auction “Collection of Mr. Nam Phuong – the last queen of Vietnam – Asian Fine Arts” by Drouot on June 17 introduced more than 150 works including: antiques, cups, bowls, paintings… collected by the queen during her lifetime.

The bowl of jade introduced by King Tu Duc topped the session with 845,000 euros (VND 20.7 billion). Item information is briefly introduced on the website Gazette Drouot – Drouot’s magazine: The jade bowl is 14.5 cm in diameter, 6.2 cm in height, with a golden mouth. The bowl is made of jade, the body is engraved with two dragons flying in the clouds looking for sacred jade. The outside of the bottom of the bowl has the seal “Tu Duc Nien created”.

Queen Nam Phuong, whose real name is Nguyen Huu Thi Lan, is a beautiful and talented beauty from the land of Go Cong, Tien Giang. She conquered the heart of King Bao Dai to become queen of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1934. She gave birth to five children. The queen focused on taking care of her children, taking care of royal banquets and participating in a number of social and charity activities. In 1947, she moved with her children to France and lived here for the rest of her life.

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