Recto by Cheng Chin: Inscription: To Mr. (Chiang) Meng-p'ing, Cheng. One artist's seal follows the inscription: Kung-pao. Verso by Chen-yü Lo: Calligraphy: Verse from a poem by Lu Yu (tzu, Fang-weng, 1125-1210). Inscription: To Mr. (Chiang) Meng-p'ing, Lo Chen-yü of Kao-yüan. Artist's seal follows the inscription: Lo Chen-yü yin.
A container with a cylinder shaped body and a wide opening, it has a pattern of lines on the outer body. Dark brown coloring. Small series of lines near the top of the bowl that go all the way around. Rest of the bowl has slightly curved beveled edges that go from top ot bottom.
ON RECTO. Artist's "signature" is his name added to several businesses depicted in image: ware house No. 1 / Vernon I. Jirgins Co. / Founded 1923 + ON VERSO. written on original brown paper backing on frame: Property of J. Colboth