Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1354804 (stock #1284)
Korean Art and Antiques
$4,000.00
One-Of-A-Kind Korean Four-Piece Red Lacquered Chest (Sa Cheung Nong) with carved and painted Birds and Flowers and Butterflies. A Grand and Very Rare piece of Late Joseon Dynasty furniture in excellent condition. The butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Because plum blossoms bloom early, when winter is not quite finished, they are a symbol of courage. The pairs of sparrows in plum trees symbolize marital bliss. The Sino-Korean word for sparrows is 'chak', which also means 'joy'. Two sparrows are 'chak chak', which is read as 'joy and happiness'. 76.5 x 30.5 x 12 inches, 194 x 77.5 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1354096 (stock #1283)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,000.00
Rare 19th Century Korean Document Box with Beautiful Floral Lock. 16 x 5 x 5 inches, 40.5 x 12.75 x 12.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1354093 (stock #1282)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,000.00
Large Antique Korean Wood Lamp, Deungjandae. Height: 27.5 inches (70 cm), Width: 11.5 inches (29.25 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1352397 (stock #1281)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Bottle. This exquisite bottle has been professionally repaired. 11 inches, 28 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1349737 (stock #1280)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
This is a grand and very tall screen (seven-and-a-half-feet tall, 229 cm) painted on silk. It was authenticated by scholars at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London, to be an early 19th Century Korean Royal Palace screen. It is unlikely that you will ever see another like it offered for sale in the United States.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1348933 (stock #1279)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
A beautiful and historically important painting of the hermit saint, Dokseong, dated on the back 1884 (10th year of Guangxa). Dokseong (literally, Lonely Saint) is a frequently-depicted character in Korean religious paintings. His origins are shrouded in centuries of mystery. So this painting offers a priceless contribution to Korean history, art, and religion. The inscription on the front reads, Naban Jeonja Ui (the Korean name for Pindola Bharadjava), supporting the theory put forth by some scholars that Dokseong is based on the Indian arhat (Korean:nahan) Pindola Bharadvaja. 22.75 x 12.5 inches, 57.75 x 31.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1347706 (stock #1278)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
Antique Korean Munjado Painting of the Ancient Confucian Virtue of Trust. Munjado paintings are unique visual representations of the eight Confucian virtues, with the character for the word accompanied by creatively rendered images that symbolize that virtue. The character rendered here is 'shin', trust. On the right, the goose, symbol of fidelity because it mates for life, is carrying in its beak a message from the blue jay with a human head on the left. The goose is to deliver this message to King Mok to meet at the Jade Lake. The blue jay represents the Queen Mother of the West, Seowangmo. The mythical Queen Mother held a banquet every three thousand years where her guests would partake of the Magical Peaches of Immortality. The half-human half-bird sits atop a peach tree in bloom. The meaning here is that words in a message have meaning only when there is trust. A rare and beautiful work of Joseon era Korean folk art. 22.5 x 12.5 inches, 57 x 32 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1346507 (stock #1277)
Korean Art and Antiques
$8,000.00
Red and Black Lacquered Palace Bookshelf that was published in the book Oriental Lacquer Art by Lee Yu-kuan, a widely-used reference by a renowned author on the subject of Asian lacquer art. Provenance: Christie's New York. The details are carved in the style of palace architecture. Red lacquer was restricted by law to only the royal court. The last photographs here are excerpts from the book. 34w x 30.75h x 10.75d inches, 86.5w x 78h x 27.25d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1346504 (stock #1276)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Fine and Rare 19th Century Korean Inkstone Box constructed entirely of Luxurious Zelkova Wood. This is probably the only example you will ever see of an antique Korean inkstone box made entirely of beautifully-grained zelkova wood. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor. 15 x 9.5 x 8.25 inches, 38 x 24 x 21 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1346501 (stock #1275)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Korean Scholar's Inkstone Box constructed entirely of paulownia wood, a very desirable wood for scholars and collectors because of its unique and beautiful grain and its natural bug repellent qualities. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor. 14 x 8 x 8 inches, 35.5 x 20.25 x 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341909 (stock #1257)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Very Fine and Subtly Carved Celadon Bowl with Parrots Flying in Clouds. Parrots are a very rare motif and celadon ceramics with parrots are desired by collectors. Aristocratic Koreans in the Goryeo Dynasty valued subtlety, and would especially enjoy an item like this, with a mystery and beauty that reveals itself only upon close and appreciative examination. The Kintsugi gold-lacquer repair technique adds to the value and history of the piece. Width: 7 inches, 18 cm Height: 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341878 (stock #1256)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Beautiful Late 12th Century Inlaid Celadon Bowl filled with symbolism: ducks for love and fidelity, willow trees for peace and contentment, chrysanthemums for fertility, the mythical bullocho longevity plant, and abundant floral scrolls. A great example of Korean inlaid celadon art. Width: 8 inches, 20 cm; Height: 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341874 (stock #1255)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
13th Century Celadon Bowl with Lotus Blossoms Carved in High Relief, beautifully and masterfully rendered. The lotus blossom is an ancient symbol or purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the sun. 7w x 3h inches, 17.75w x 7.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341871 (stock #1254)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Large, Fine 12th Century Celadon Bowl with Lotus and Crane Medallions and Molded Floral Scroll and Incised Band around the out rim with with a meander pattern representing Thunder. The lotus represents purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the sun. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. Two rim repairs, as seen in the photo. Width: 7.5 inches, 19 cm; Height: 3 inches, 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341864 (stock #1253)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Stunning 12th Century Celadon Bowl with Molded Floral Scroll Design. This lovely bowl features six tiny indentations around the rim to subtly form the six petals of a flower. Width: 5.5 inches, 14 cm; Height: 1 inch, 2.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341856 (stock #1252)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Large 12th Century Korean Celadon Bowl of Fine Form and Color. Width: 7.75 inches, 18.5 cm; Height: 3 inches, 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341854 (stock #1251)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Late 12th Century Korean Celadon Bowl of Elegant Form. Width: 5.5 inches, 14 cm; Height: 1.75 inches, 4.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1340768 (stock #1250)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Korean Antique Blue Porcelain Fish Form Water Dropper. The fish was a Confucian and Buddhist symbol of tireless dedication and constant vigilance, because fish never close their eyes, even when they are sleeping. The water dropper was one of the Joseon Dynasty scholar's most prized possessions. He would use it to mix his ink when writing letters, painting, and writing poetry. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. This lovely water dropper in a fish shape was likely treasured by its 19th Century owner. 3 X 2.5 X 1 inches, 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm.