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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, mid 15th century
Stoneware with white inlay under transparent, pale blue glaze
Buncheong ware
H x Diam (overall): 9 x 19.7 cm (3 9/16 x 7 3/4 in)
Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Gwangju, Chunghyo-dong kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

From early 1960s to 2002
Rear Adm. George Washington Pressey (died 1966) and Elizabeth Lee Berger (1913-2002), Washington, D.C. [1]

From 2002
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger, October 21, 2002 [2]


[1] According to information in the object's record, the vessel was acquired in Korea by Mrs. Berger and her first husband, Rear Adm. George Washington Pressey (died 1966), when they were posted there in the early 1960s.

[2] See Deed of Gift, acknowledging the acceptance of the object as gift to the Freer Gallery on October 21, 2002, copy in object file.

Former owner
Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Berger (1913 - 2002)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Buncheong ware, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, pale blue glaze, stoneware, white inlay, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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