Vietnamese Blue de Hue Porcelain Dish W/Scholar Scene, Poem & Nei Fu Mark (From a Vietnamese Royal Family) - This porcelain dish is elaborately decorated in underglazed blue with a delightful scene of scholars in a garden. The dish is also decorated with a calligraphy poem to the left, and the rim bears a double circle in blue underglaze. The base is decorated with the double circles, and bears the two character Nei Fu mark meaning "Inner Court". This very high quality porcelain was ordered from China for the court use. Although Chinese artisans executed the painting, Vietnamese rulers dictated the designs. Each ruler ordered ceramics of his own liking for use in his court, as well as presentation pieces to give to members of royal families and mandarin officials. This is an absolutely stunning investment piece that truly belongs in a museum. This piece comes from the estate of a Vietnamese Royal Family (the family now lives in the United States, and wishes to remain private as they still have relatives living in Vietnam). Measurements: 5.5" diameter x 1.25"H.