Metal. 4 1/2” at base. 7” at widest point. 6” high. Removeable kid.
Previous owner deceased. No other info on previous owners.
Thank you for submitting you item for appraisal. This appears to be a chinese huoguo or hot pot, used to prepare food with simmering soup right at the table. Interesting is the incised dedication. It seems a general Chung Il-kwon 정일권; ( Hanja: 丁一權) gave it to a member of the american military during the korean war. These hotpots are very common, but the dedication makes it special.
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