Small "Bleu de Huê" dish. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration of bird on branch. 14.3 x 2.2 cm (5 5/8 x 7/8 in.). China for Vietnam, 19th century. Gift of John D. Constable. Accession number 2007.403. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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) 

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.