All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1275608 (stock #1175)
Korean Art and Antiques
Bright and Colorful Antique Korean Wedding Goose. A very charming work of Korean folk art. This painted wooden goose was a gift from a groom to a bride many years ago. Because geese mate for life, the goose was a symbol of the groom's lifelong commitment to his bride. 11.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches, 29.25 x 14 x 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1250195 (stock #1160)
Rare, Old, and Charming Korean Wood Turtle Lock. 11 x 4 x 2 inches, 28 x 10 x 5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1250194 (stock #1159)
Rare Joseon Dynasty Wood Ink Tablet, for mixing ink for painting and calligraphy. It was also used as a child's writing pad, for practicing calligraphy. It is beautifully decorated with carved bats, symbol of happiness, and the moon and cloud, and the character for good fortune. 6.25 x 5 inches, 16 x 12.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1156974 (stock #0941)
Sublime Painted Wood Funerary Sculpture of a Crane in Heavenly Clouds. This heart-felt work of Korean folk art, called a kokkdu, adorned a funeral sedan and brought comfort to the mourners, with its ancient symbol of immortality, the Crane in the Clouds of Heaven. 9w x 3.75h x 3d inches, 23w x 9.5h x 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #871234 (stock #0331)
Beautifully Rendered and Painted Korean Rooster Funerary Figure. Funerary figures (kkoktu), were used on the funeral bier. Traditionally, these figures would be burned after their use, but thankfully this one survived the pyre and what was intended to be an ephemeral existence. It was removed to the home and used as a good luck and guardian figure to bless and protect the home. Because it was believed that the rooster's morning cry drove away the night's evil spirits, an important talisman to ward off evil spirits was wood-carved roosters. They are a very important icon in traditional Korean folk art and in Korean tradition in general. The rooster’s comb symbolizes intelligence; traditional officials’ hats are based on the comb. The claws mean strength. The rooster was called the 'clock bird' and was sacred to Koreans. 14h x 9w inches, 35.5h x 23w cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #651901 (stock #0114)
Rare Antique Korean Funerary Figure (Kkoktu) with much of its original pigment still intact. From a renowned and published New York collection. One of the finer examples we have seen. 11.5 inches, 29.5 cm.