Lot 566: Rare Bronze Bust Of Bao Dai, The Last Emperor

Pangaea Auctions

December 10, 2016
Carson City, NV, US

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Description: Rare Bronze Bust Of Bao Dai, The Last Emperor Of Vietnam. Detailed With Monarch Wardrobe In A Bluish Black Patina. Very Heavy. Pointed Had Is Made In Place And Is Able To Freely Rotate. A Very Significant Collector's Work Of Art. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Vietnamese art has a long and rich history, the earliest examples of which date back as far as the Stone Age around 8,000 BCE. With the millennium of Chinese domination starting in the 2nd century BC, Vietnamese art undoubtedly absorbed many Chinese influences, which would continue even following independence from China in the 10th century AD. However, Vietnamese art has always retained many distinctively Vietnamese characteristics. By the 19th century, the influence of French art took hold in Vietnam, having a large hand in the birth of modern Vietnamese art. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)
Condition Report: Good
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