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Dish with inventory inscription dated 1832

Joseon period

Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
H: 4.7 W: 9.3 cm
Punwon-ri, Korea

Gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger F2002.7

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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.