This porcelain bowl on a teak stand is the last of the Chinese objects of art sent to Harry and Bess Truman by the Mayor of San Francisco’s Chinatown, Albert K. Chow and his wife Florence. The Trumans received the gift in December 1955. Mayor Chow and his wife sent Christmas gifts to the Trumans every year beginning in 1945. The bowl, made in Hong Kong, has an oriental design in red and green depicting roosters and birds among grass and bushes. Harry Truman acknowledged “that wonderful Chinese Bowl” in a letter dated January 4, 1956 in which he stated: “You always think of the nicest things for us at Christmastime, and we never can appreciate enough what you do.” The bowl is currently on exhibit in the music room of the Truman Home.