Queen Mother Tu Cung Hoang Thai Hau's Qing Dynasty Wucai Porcelain Lidded Standing Chicken Bowl W/Yongzheng Reign Mark - This standing chicken bowl is elaborately decorated in the Wucai style with multi-colored underglazes depicting a cockerel and hen watching over their small chicks. This piece comes from the estate of a Vietnamese Royal Family (the family now lives in the United States, and wishes to remain private), and once belonged to the Queen Mother Tu Cung Hoang Thai Hau (Empress Dowager Doan Huy) who kept the piece in her personal collection before it was passed down. This bowl was used by the Queen to eat bird's nests soup, a Vietnamese delicacy. The bowl has a lid with a cross form handle, and the base bears the six character Yongzheng reign mark in double circles in blue underglaze. This piece truly belongs in a museum, as Empress Dowager Doan Huy was the last queen of the Nguyen dynasty, and the mother of Emperor Bao Dai. The Empress Dowager was known for devoting herself to preserving the former capital of Hue after the fall of Nguyen Dynasty, and for sponsoring the restoration of Thai Temple and other war torn mausoleums of Nguyen royals. This is a true modern day treasure, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Vietnamese history. This piece has excellent investment potential, as it is thought by experts around the world and avid collectors that due to the rapid modernization of Vietnam, Vietnamese antiques will within the next ten years be more valuable than Chinese antiques. According to some of the most expert collectors in the world, what used to sell for hundreds are now selling for tens of thousands. This piece will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from the family. Measurements (approximate): 5"H x 4"W.