Small "Bleu de Hue" dish

Vietnamese
19th century


Object Place: China or Vietnam

Dimensions

Other: 14.3 x 2.2 cm (5 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.403

Medium or Technique

Ceramic. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration of bird on branch

On View

South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

Inscription

Chinese poem, to be translated.

Provenance

By 1948, Ngo Quynh Dieu, Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Anh, Hochiminhville, Vietnam [see note 1]; by 1999, given by Mrs. Anh to Dr. John D. Constable, Sherborn, MA; 2007, gift of Constable to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)

NOTES:
[1] At her death Mrs. Ngo Quynh Dieu left her collection of Vietnamese ceramics to her daughter in Vietnam, Mrs. Ahn. Until Mrs. Anh gave part of the collection to John Constable, some pieces remained in the care of Mr. Michelle Becker of Sevres, France.

Credit Line

Gift of John D. Constable