This incredible antique Chinese export Qing Rose Medallion leaf dish depicts traditional village scenes alternating with panels of bird and floral designs. This tray has an unmarked bottom which dates its origin to prior to 1890 and after approximately 1850, since this style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-1800s to satisfy the export demand from Europe and later to the United States. This dish has an interesting provenance. It was owned by the man who was the Chief Medical Officer at the Panama Canal during the first half of the 20th century where and when this was obtained. I’m told they were friends with and entertained young Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. So possibly Ike was served a treat from this tray. Whether this happened or not, this antique Chinese porcelain dish is wonderfully beautiful and fine; and, it’s a delightful story! I know you have the perfect spot to display this magnificent treasure.