Covered box with inlaid design of paired cranes

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Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, late 12th-13th century
Medium
Stoneware with black and white inlays under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.2 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Accession Number
F1991.82a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
black and white inlay, cloud, crane, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1947-1950 to 1991
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby (died 1989) and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (died 2002), Centreville, MD and Washington, D.C., acquired by Rolf R. Jacoby in Korea between 1947-1950 [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1991 [2]

Notes:

[1] "This object, along with the others given with it, was acquired by Rolf Jacoby, the donor's late husband, in Korea between 1947 and 1950, while he served as a diplomat" (according to a note by Kate Theimer, November 28, 1995, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby died 2002
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby

Label

This box probably belonged to a set of similar containers that fit into a larger round box or rectangular casket and held women's toiletry items. It bears an auspicious motif of cranes and clouds.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum