Covered box with inlaid design of chrysanthemum spray

3/4 profile
3/4 profile inside lid and interior lid and base
Goryeo period, mid 12th century
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Stoneware with black and white inlays under celadon glaze
3.5 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Freer Gallery of Art
F1991.81a-b

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.