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 city, Chunghyo-dong kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger
Accession Number
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

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

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Berger 1913 - 2002

Published References
  • National Museum of Korea. Punch'ong and White Porcelain Kiln Sites in Chynghyo-dong, Kwangju: Report of Research of Kiln Sites of the National Museum of Korea. Seoul. .
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.10, p. 168.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
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Rights Statement

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