Lot 195

VIÊT NAM - THANH THAI 1889-1907
Cartridge with 6 characters surrounded by dragons.
R/. 4-character cartridge surrounded by dragons.
Merit decoration of the Order of KIM KHANH of Vietnam (2nd degree) created by Emperor THANH THAI (1889-1907). It consists of two finely welded gold plates in the shape of a ritual gong and decorated with two confronting dragons, clouds, flowers and fiery pearls. In the centre, ideographic characters: 'Nht Hng Kim Khánh'. The trimmings are missing. (11.45 g) 71.14 x 42.61 mm
Very rare. Two hanging holes from the original trimmings.
Red patina. Superb.