Dish with inventory inscription dated 1832
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, 1832
- Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
- Bunwon ware
- 4.7 x 17.8 cm
- Korea, Gyeonggi-do province, Gwangju county, Bunwon-ri, Bunwon kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This porcelain dish was made at the Bunwon kilns for use in the Joseon royal court. Tapped into the glaze with a pointed instrument is an inventory inscription giving a date equivalent to 1832. The inscription indicates that this dish was one of eighteen pieces of varying sizes registered in the storehouse of the Ja-Kyong Pavilion, a building within the Changkyong Palace built in 1777 by King Chongjo for his mother.
From early 1960s to 2002
Rear Adm. George Washington Pressey (died 1966) and Elizabeth Lee Berger (primo voto Mrs. George Washington Pressey) (1913-2002), Washington, D.C. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger, October 21, 2002 
 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.
 See Deed of Gift, acknowledging the acceptance of the object as gift to the Freer Gallery on October 21, 2002, copy in object file.
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum