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Small "Bleu de Hue" dish

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Chinese poem, to be translated.


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

Vietnamese, 19th century

Object Place

China or Vietnam


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

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Ceramic. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration of bird on branch




Ceramics, Porcelain