Korean Silla Kingdom (circa 6th century) unglazed reddish-gray stoneware funerary food vessel with domed cover on a high stem foot broadly flaring at the base and decorated with rectangular perforations. The lid is covered with incised designs and has a central finial. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs. The piece is in very good overall condition with minor imperfections consistent with its age. I cannot be certain if the lid was originally made for this specific bowl. Measures about 5 ...click for details
Korean Choson (Yi dynasty) two-section ichung nong (wardrobe chest) with two stands decorated with brass hardware. This flexible piece can be used as a single stacking chest or as two side tables. Persimmon wood front panels. 39 1/2"H x 28 3/8"W x 13"D (each section about 23"H on a stand). Circa 1880. Very good and solid overall condition with some slight puckering and separations in the burl wood veneer. The hardware was recently polished by the previous collector but shoul ...click for details
Korean Yi dyansty two-section ichung nong (wardrobe chest) on a stand decorated with brass hardware in a butterfly motif. Persimmon wood front panels. 43 ¼”H x 30 ¾”W x 15"D. Circa 1880. Very good and solid overall condition with some puckering and separations in the burl wood veneer. Please contact us for out-of-state shipping quotes.
Korean Yi dynasty front opening bandaji (storage chest) decorated with elaborate openwork brass hardware and the original key and fish-form lock. A large handle at the bottom is accented with three plates in the form of bats. The drop-front door opens to reveal a single small shelf in the interior. Late 19th century. Side carrying handles. 31”H x 33 ¼”W x 17”D. Very good overall condition with original finish. There are two fine hairline cracks on the top. The interior shelf is warped b ...click for details
The cylindrical body with a short circular spout rests on four raised feet. One end has the standard domed form while the opposite concave end, upon on which the vessel was fired, is unglazed and has the typical sand grit residue adhering. Dates from the 19th century. Approximately 10” long x 5 ½” diameter. Very good overall condition. An example of this type of bottle can be found on page 63 (lot 92) of “The Robert Moore Collection of Fine and Important Korean Ceramics,” Christie’s New York ...click for details