Korean celadon BOWL with three (3) inlaid chrysanthemums and three (3) inlaid concentric rings in the cavetto. The Chrysanthemum is a symbol of well-being and abundance because of the chrysanthemum flower's many petals. Condition: There is a chip, one centimeter at the widest on the inside of the rim (visible in picture #1)
There is also some kiln "grit" and some protrusions in the glaze on the back of the bowl which are also visible. Nonetheless, this is still an authentic Korean ...click for details
Korean "Ge" ware type earthenware TEA BOWL, well potted covered with a white glaze with a slightly bluish tinge, stopping neatly before the unglazed footrim with spur marks inside the cavetto. "Dimensions are 5 3/8 inch diameter or 13.8 cms x 2 3/8 inches in height or 6 cms. Condition appears to be good, no chips, cracks or restorations. Circa: 19th or perhaps 18th Century, Yi Dynasty.
Korean whitewear earthenware JAR in baluster form with creamy "off-white" glaze. Well potted and no chips cracks or restorations. Circa: Yi Dynasty, 19th Century. Height is 3.5 inches (9 cms) x 4 5/8 inches or 12 cms.
Korean earthenwear "Rice-cake" or Alter Stand with top round surface with a whitewear glaze that has a slightly blueish tinge. There is a hairline, "kiln crack," on the edge that is visible from both the inside and the outside (see pixs)Well modeled. Dimensions: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cms) in diameter x 2 5/8 inches (7 cms.) in height. Circa 1800-1850.
Korean porcelain figure of a seated PRIEST with an off-white finely crackled glaze. The priest holding a palm frond fan in right hand and a teapot in left hand, his tongue moves (from side to side) Great expressiveness. There is a four character impressed mark on the inside of the ceramic.(see photo #5)
Dimensions: 3.5"=ht. x 4"=width x 3"=depth.
There is some damage to the spout of the teapot (see photo #2). Circa: Choson period, late 19th C.
Korean WHITEWEAR JAR with blue overglaze floral painting on the shoulders. The rim was broken and repaired as seen in the photographs. Diameter is 5.25 inches or 13.4 cms. CIrca: late 19th Century, perhaps earlier.
KOREAN porcelain WATER DROPPER or Tsuiteki, with underglaze Blue and Red in octagonal form with a landscape design (weeping willow tree on top) and a water buffalo finial. Good condition, no restorations or chips or cracks. Diameter is 4.25 inches or 11 cms. Height is 2.5 inches or 6.4 cms. Circa: 19th Century.
$825-similar item sold @ Christie's in NYC on 18 Sept. 2001, Lot # 307 for $1,528. see pix # 6
Korean faceted (10 sided) "Honey" POT with cover from the North-Eastern corner of Korea (near Manchuria) made for kitchen ware in the 18th/19th Century. Known as "seokganju" or "oja" in Korean they are also widely admired in Japan where they are known as "ame-yu" or "ame-glazed" - "ame" being a sweet stuffing resembling molasses which was used medicinally; hence the Japanese description "ame-gusuri" or "ame-medicine" ...click for details
Korean whitish porcellaneous wine BOTTLE (vase) in pear form covered with a powdery clear glaze with slightly greenish flushes.
Provenance: The Phillip Collection, Washington, D.C. and previously a paper label attached to the base is inscribed in ink, "p. 127/Old Korai/WIlliam W. Winkworth," a prominent English collector-connoisseur and author in the 1930's. Purchased @ Christie's sale in New York City, "Japanese and Korean Art" 17 March, 2009, Lot # 158. Height is 6 ...click for details
Korean, underglaze copper red, faceted BOTTLE (vase) Yi Dynasty, 19th Century. Condition is good, no chips, cracks, fritting or restoration. Dimensions: height 7.5" (19 cm) and width at widest is 6" (15 cm)