For a round dish of the same design see Itoh Ikutaro, ed., Yuen no iro shitsuboku no katachi Rhee Byung-chang korekushon Kankoku toji no bi/Color of Elegance, Form of Simplicity: The Beauty of Korean Ceramics from the Rhee Byung-chang Collection, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1999), pl. 172; for square dishes see Kankoku kokuritsu chuohakubutsukan (National Museum of Korea), vol. 2 of Toyo toji daikan (The World's Great Collections: Oriental Ceramics) (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1976), pl. 87; and National Museum of Korea, vol. 2 of The World's Great Collections: Oriental Ceramics (Tokyo, New York and San Francisco: Kodansha, 1982), pl. 54 [reprinted edition of the previous limited edition of 1976]; Ho-Am mi sool kwan myung poom do rok/Masterpieces of the Ho-Am Art Museum (Seoul: Samsung Art and Culture Foundation, 1982), pl. 126.
This set was once in a Japanese private collection. On the underside of the lid of the wood storage box an inscription explains that the set of dishes is based on a Japanese prototype from the Arita kilns in Kyushu and made in Korea during the reign of King Honjong (r. 1834-49). The inscription on the lid of the box describes the dishes as blue and white porcelain designed with mist and young pines.