Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre AD 1000 item #1247192 (stock #1117)
Korean Art and Antiques
$10,000.00
The Only Collection of Prehistoric Korean Weapons ever offered for sale, dated by experts to 1500 - 1000 BCE. You will likely never see a Korean Bronze Age weapon offered for sale again, much less an entire collection. This is truly a museum-quality collection with an interesting variety of two stone swords, two stone crescent knives, and eleven stone arrowheads. These arrowheads are identical to the Bronze Age arrowheads on pages 32 - 35 of the catalog, the 29th United Association of the University Museum of Korea Exhibition - Korea's Bow and Arrow, The Military Academy Museum. The sword on the left in the first photo here is identical to a Bronze Age sword in the Korea Army Museum's Journal #6 (1999), page 40, and it is also identical to the sword that is from the iconic collection of Gukeun Lee Yang-sun that is now in the permanent collection of the Gyeongju National Museum and can be seen on page 82 of the museum catalog. Please also see page 15 of the Gyeongju National Museum catalog for a sword that is very similar to the sword on the right of the first photo here. These publications attribute these weapons to the Gyeongju area in 1500 - 1000 BCE. Another useful book on this subject is the 2002 publication, Collection of Korea Army Museum, that gives examples of the differences between Bronze Age and Iron Age Korean weapons. They are quite a bit different, and these are clearly Bronze Age Korean weapons. There are also numerous examples of early Korean weapons in the article on the subject by John Boots in the December 1934 Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. This collection will add great historical depth to any collection, and the price that we are asking is less than the average price of just one antique Korean sword. Swords: 10 inches (25.5 cm), Crescent Knives: 4.25 and 5 inches (11 and 13 cm), Arrowheads: 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1246348 (stock #1116)
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Though Taewongun (Prince Yi Ha Eung) is often cited as the greatest painter of orchids, most scholars now agree that it was Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921) who was painting many of the paintings for which Daewongun took credit and which Daewongun signed. Daewongun was, of course, a great painter of orchids, but most agree now that Kim Eung Won may deserve the title of greatest. His paintings sell for a fraction of the price of Daewongun's paintings, at least for now. That can be expected to change as the general public catches up with the scholarship on the subject. Ink on silk. Scroll: 72.5 x 19 inches, 184.15 x 48.25 cm; Painting: 45 x 13.5 inches, 114.25 x 34.25 cm. (A much smaller Daewongun painting just sold at Christie's for $12,500 on March 18, 2014).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1244284 (stock #1115)
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Though Taewongun (Prince Yi Ha Eung) is often cited as the greatest painter of orchids, most scholars now agree that it was Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921) who was painting many of the paintings for which Taewongun took credit and which Taewongun signed. Taewongun was, of course, a great painter of orchids, but most agree now that Kim Eung Won may deserve the title of greatest. His paintings sell for about a 1/10 of the price of Taewongun's paintings, at least for now. That can be expected to change as the general public catches up with the scholarship on the subject. Ink on paper. Scroll: 84 x 21 inches, 213.25 x 53.25 cm; Painting: 58 x 15.5 inches, 147.25 x 39.25 cm. (A much smaller Taewongun painting just sold at Christie's for $12,500 on March 18, 2014).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1238198 (stock #1111)
Korean Art and Antiques
$67,500.00
Chinese Song Dynasty Guanyin Wood Sculpture. 41.5 inches, 105 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1233458 (stock #1109)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Rare Antique and Genuine Traditional Korean Shaman's Bells (Muryoeng) used in shaman rituals for Summoning Good Spirits and Repelling Bad Spirits. You often see these bells depicted in antique paintings of Korean shamans. These shaman's bells that we offer here are not to be confused with the modern reproductions that you see for sale on eBay. These are genuine shaman implements with old workmanship and a beautiful patina from many years of traditional use a very long time ago. They are rare because they are normally buried or destroyed when the shaman dies. For a similar example of antique Korean shaman's bells bells, please see page 223 of The Collection of the National Folk Museum of Korea, published in 2012. This set of shaman's bells is particularly rare, because they are engraved with the characters for long life and happiness, as you can see in the close-up photos here. 8 inches, 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1233456 (stock #1108)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Rare Antique and Genuine Traditional Korean Shaman's Bells (Muryoeng) used in shaman rituals for Summoning Good Spirits and Repelling Bad Spirits. You often see these bells depicted in antique paintings of Korean shamans. These shaman's bells that we offer here are not to be confused with the modern reproductions that you see for sale on eBay. These are genuine shaman implements with old workmanship and a beautiful patina from many years of traditional use a very long time ago. They are rare because they are normally buried or destroyed when the shaman dies. For a similar example of antique Korean shaman's bells bells, please see page 223 of The Collection of the National Folk Museum of Korea, published in 2012. 8 inches, 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1227778 (stock #1102)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Rare 19th Century Korean Scholar's Portable Brush and Ink Well (Mukho). See Horim Museum's website to see 3 similar mukhos. This one is very special, as it includes the original brush, and is exquisitely carved copper with silver inlay. Please look at the close-up photos here of the key fret pattern (based on ancient pictographs of thunder) on the handle, the bullocho mythical longevity plant on the back of the well, and especially the creative Dragon in Bullocho-Shaped Clouds on the lid. This is a very beautifully designed and inventive implement that would have been very important and highly regarded by the traveling scholar. The handle ingeniously acts as a tube for the brush. As seen in the last photo here (#6), it pairs very nicely with the rare Joseon Period Inkstone with lid on our site (Stock # 1101) and makes a very nice addition to any collection of Asian scholar's items. These never come with the original brush, as old brushes were always discarded, so the brush here is new and is photographed here just to illustrate the way the mukho functions. Length: 7.25 inches, 18.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1910 item #1227777 (stock #1101)
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Antique Korean Scholar's Inkstone with Beautiful Plum Blossoms. This inkstone would have been a scholar's prized possession. This is an outstanding example, with beautifully and skillfully rendered plum blossoms. The plum blossom is a favorite image for Korean scholars. It is an ancient symbol of courage, because the plum blossom blooms early, before winter is finished. 8.75 x 5.25 x 1.25 inches, 22.25 x 13.25 x 3.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1227464 (stock #1100)
Korean Art and Antiques
$300.00
Beautifully Colored Early 20th Century Korean Silk Bojagi Patchwork Wrapping Cloth (Chogakbo) with cotton backing. 15 x 15 inches, 38 x 38 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1227463 (stock #1099)
Korean Art and Antiques
$300.00
Uniquely Colored Early 20th Century Korean Silk Bojagi Patchwork Wrapping Cloth (Chogakbo) with cotton backing. 17 x 17 inches, 43 x 43 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1227461 (stock #1098)
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Colorful Early 20th Century Embroidered Silk Bojagi Patchwork Wrapping Cloth (Chogakbo) with cotton backing. The cranes are a longevity symbol. When they are paired like this, they symbolize eternal love, because it was believed that cranes mated for life. They carry in their beaks the mythical bullocho longevity plant. The corners of the centerpiece have pine tree needles, another longevity symbol. Throughout the wrapping cloth there are embroidered cranes, deer (another longevity symbol), and bamboo trees. The bamboo is an ancient symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even when pressed down, doesn't give up and resumes their upright posture. 32 x 32 inches, 81 x 81 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1227425 (stock #1096)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
Gorgeous Korean Antique Embroidered Silk Bojagi Wrapping Cloth with Abundant Flora. 12 x 12 inches, 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227423 (stock #1095)
Korean Art and Antiques
$350.00
Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Happy Chicken Family Under the Sun. Frame: 12 x 12 inches, 30.5 x 30.5 cm; Embroidered Panel: 8 x 8 inches, 20.25 x 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227421 (stock #1094)
Korean Art and Antiques
$350.00
Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Lotus Blossom, Symbol of Purity and Rebirth, in a unique, rich, and overflowing rendering of this ancient symbol. The lotus symbol rises above the muck of the pond, to show its face to the Sun. That is why it has long been a symbol of rebirth and redemption. Frame: 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.5 cm; Embroidered Panel: 8 x 4.75 inches, 20.25 x 12 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227419 (stock #1093)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
Beautiful Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Panel with Idyllic and Symbolic Scenery. The crane, pine tree, deer, clouds, rocks, water, and tortoise are all longevity symbols. When the tortoise are paired like this, they symbolize eternal love. The plum blossoms are a symbol of courage, because they bloom early, before winter is finished. The orchids are a symbol of modesty and purity. The peony flower is a symbol of prosperity. A unique and fascinating work of Korean folk art. Frame: 14 x 14 inches, 35.5 x 35.5 cm; Embroidered Panel: 9 x 9 inches, 23 x 23 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227417 (stock #1092)
Korean Art and Antiques
$300.00
Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Panel with the characters for Good Fortune, Happiness, and Long Life, and the Tree of Life with Two Cranes. The cranes are a symbol of longevity, and when they are paired like this, they are a symbol of eternal love, because it is believed that cranes mate for life. Frame: 15 x 15 inches, 38 x 38 cm; Embroidered Panel: 11 x 11 inches, 28 x 28 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227319 (stock #1091)
Korean Art and Antiques
$450.00
Pair of Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Pillow Ends with a Happy Peacock Family and Flowers. Peacocks symbolize the 9 Virtues: a tidy face, clear voice, careful walk, appropriate behavior according to place and time, moderation in eating and drinking, knowing how to be content, existing together, not being obscene, and always returning. Eternity and continuity are symbolized by the lovely multi-colored repeating 'ryul' characters that are embroidered all around the borders. These are set in deep frames made of exotic paulownia wood, a wood prized for its beautiful wide grain. Each Frame: 7.5 x 7 inches, 19 x 19 cm; Each Pillow End: 4.25 x 4.25 inches, 10.75 x 10.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1227318 (stock #1090)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
Pair of Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Pillow Ends with the Characters 'Su' and 'Bok', Long Life and Happiness, and Peonies, ancient symbol of love and prosperity. These are set in a deep and lovely frame made of exotic paulownia wood (odong namu), a wood prized for its beautiful wide grain. Each Frame: 8.5 a 8.5 inches, 21.5 x 21.5 cm; Each Pillow End: 4.75 x 4.75 inches, 12 x 12 cm.