From early 1960s to 2002Rear Adm. George Washington Pressey (died 1966) and Elizabeth Lee Berger (1913-2002), Washington, DC From 2002Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Elizabeth Lee Berger, October 21, 2002 Notes: 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.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Berger 1913 - 2002
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.
- Published References
Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.17, p. 176.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum