Unusual due to it's robust size, this eating set was possibly made for a warrior or active member of the nobility. It is comprised of a large, well crafted knife with a bone hilt, a metal spear with bone hilt and two metal chopsticks. These are housed in a metal scabbard which is covered in ray skin and bound with brass. There are two rings on the back of the scabbard which served to bind the eating set to the sash or belt. There is some rust and areas of light pitting on sections of the va ...click for details
An oil on fabric painting of the renown 16th C. Korean General Yi Sun-Sin, (Yi Soon Shin), standing with feet astride, in full armor with his left hand holding his sword.
Famed for his remarkable victory at the Battle of Myeongnyang where with only 13 ships he defeated the Japanese Navy of 333 ships. He was a hero of the Imjim War where he, as Admiral of the Korean Navy fought and was undefeated in at least 23 engagements. He died late in the Seven Years War against the Japanese at the Battle ...click for details
This is a fine example of the first Order established by North Korea in the 1950's. Made by the Soviets for Korea, it is believed that this was their only Order for at least for at least two years and their highest decoration presented until 1977. The front is richly enameled in the national colors and the back marked with Korean characters. The disc is unmarked. The award is serial numbered 4797. Approximately 2.25" in diameter.