John and Betty Menke, Rye, New York, purchased at a sale in the United States at an unknown date. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John and Betty Menke, Rye, New York. 
 John Menke purchased this dish at a sale in the United States at an unknown date. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
 See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Betty and John R. Menke
Small dish with upcurving sides.
Glaze: lustrous clear glaze.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze, design of orchids beside an ornamental garden rock, accompanied by a poem written in Chinese, consisting of two lines of five characters each.
Mark: On the base is an abstracted signature that may be ornamental.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum