HUE (VNS)– As many as 37 items used by the Nguyen Kings are on display at an exhibition in the ancient royal city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
Highlights of the display include two gold vases weighing 3.5kg each, a set of silver cups and gold-plated chopsticks, trays and pots.
The antiques are part of the collection of Duong Phu Hien, a collector from Ha Noi who possesses more than 40,000 valuable artifacts including ceramics, bronzes, gold, silver, gems and cotton textiles.
At the exhibition's opening ceremony, Hien presented a gold-plated wooden table and a chair used by King Khai Dinh to the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.
Morie Phuong, a Vietnamese Cambodian, also gave two ceramic sinks used by the Nguyen royal family to the museum. Nguyen Huu Hoang from Hue donated two antique swords.-VNS