Korean Art and Korean Antiques
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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1344139 (stock #1258)
Korean Art and Antiques
$100.00
19th Century Korean Painting of Bamboos mounted on silk. The bamboo is an ancient Korean symbol of wisdom and resilience, because it bends rather than breaks in a strong wind. Ink on silk. Silk mounting: 57 x 13 inches, 145 x 33 cm; Painting: 34 x 10.5 inches, 86.5 x 27 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1340576 (stock #1249)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Fine Example of an Antique Korean Honey Jar with Beautiful, Rich Color. This is a Joseon Dynasty Sokganju (Oja) Honey Jar. It is well-proportioned and has twelve facets which were cut with a bamboo potter's knife. These add a sculptered quality to its otherwise globular shape. The famous 20th century Japanese potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1977) admired the cut facets on Korean ceramics and imitated them in his own work. These jars are known as Ame-Yu in Japan, where they are widely admired. These jars are ame-glazed, a dark brown glaze with a molasses-like color and texture. Through Hamada, Korean-style faceting entered the work of several contemporary potters in the West. In addition to their decorative effect, Korean facets had a utilitarian function. They made it easier to bind the jar with straw twine to hold the lid on tight and preserve the honey or other foodstuff inside. Extra-tight packing is still called "honey-packing" in Korea today. Faceting was also used on Korean wine bottles but purely for visual effect. The walls of the vessel were thrown extra thick to allow the facets to be cut. A few small and common rim chips, as shown in the photos, but otherwise excellent condition. A similar jar is shown in the G. St G.M. Gompertz book, Korean Pottery & Porcelain of the Yi Period (Plate # 177). 7 inches (18cm) high x 7 inches (18cm) wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1340427 (stock #1248)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Korean Joseon Dynasty Painting of Scholar Under the Pine Tree, Asking the Moon. By Lee Han Ki aka Man Woon, in the style of Kim Myeong Guk. Silk Mount: 61.5 x 18 inches, 156 x 46 cm; Painting: 39 x 13.75 inches, 99 x 35 cm. Ink and colors on old hand-woven silk on a beautiful silk mounting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1338723 (stock #1246)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
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. 23 x 13.5 inches, 58.5 x 34 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1837 VR item #1328265 (stock #1244)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,250.00
Blue and White Porcelain Memorial Tablet for Park Gi Il from Miryang, Korea, dated May 1830. It declares a long genealogy in the royal Min clan. This epitaph was written upon the passing of Park Gi Il of Miryang in May 1830. It memorializes him and lists his ancestors' names. An important piece of history and a rare and beautiful work of calligraphy painted with blue cobalt on white porcelain. 7.5 x 6 inches, 19 x 15 cm. framed
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1323425 (stock #1243)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Very Rare Korean Joseon Dynasty Child's Linen Jacket (Jeogori) with silk straps. This is likely the only antique child's jeogori you will ever see offered for sale. 31 x 17 inches, 79 x 43 cm.