Korean Glazed Porcelain Bowl - Joseon Dynasty
This heavily-potted bowl was made during the latter part of the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty (1392 - 1910), probably the 18th or 19th century. It is delightfully "coarse" in its potting and coated in a cream/honey coloured glaze, the thickness of which varies. Around the centre inner surface is a ring of twelve kiln spacer scars from where another vessel was fired inside this bowl, also minor signs of wear from use...
Antique Korean Nong storage cabinet. Single section with two compartments and four drawers along the top. Made with cypress wood frame and hardwood burl panels. Brass hardware with round lock plates and hinges.
Age: Joseon Period (late 1900's)
Dimensions: 56 3/4" high x 42 3/4" wide x 20 3/4" deep
Antique Korean bandaji, blanket storage trunk. Original finish with deep, rich patina. Iron hardware with cut out designs in hinges, lock plates, corner and side bracing. The door opens downward to a large compartment with a high shelf for storing smaller items...
An antique Korean scholar's low desk made of Chestnut drawer fronts and heavy old growth Red Pine wood for the balance of the piece. Designed with cubby-holes for the book stack of small manuscripts and books providing a Korean scholar's precious visual arrangement. Brass drawer pulls with foliated backplates. Delineated hard mounts with foliated tips to match the desk design...
Antique Korean pair of nong, bedside chests for storage. Made of zelkova elm wood panels with cypress wood frame. Hardware is made of brass and has butterfly shaped door latches and hinges. The upper portion of each chest has a row of 4 small drawers with handles featuring bat shaped back plates. There is additional decorative corner hardware on the body and doors of the chest. Hinged doors open to a large open compartment. The doors themselves are finely inlaid with contrasting hardwood...
Very Rare/Fine Korean Copper/Brass Inlaid Circular Iron Box:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th/early 19th century.
Unusually this Iron box decorated with copper and yellow brass on the cover in
circular shape with a swirl pattern, C-shape brass handle and ball shape lock,
yellow brass ball pull down for lock and pull up for unlock, set on three small brass ball feet in the base...
A rare Korean mother of pearl inlaid lacquer bowl. The design is of peach trees in the shape of Shou characters. There is one similar piece in the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. There are some missing pieces of mother of pearl, and damage to the rim on one side as seen in the photos. The red lacquer on the bottom and inside is worn or cracked.
Height: 3 in/7.5 cm
Width: 5 in/12.5 cm
Depth: 5 in/12.5 cm
Weight: 131 g)
Korean Koryo Dynasty Inlaid Celadon-Glazed Covered Box,Circa 13th Century
It is 1.3 inches (3.4 cm) tall by 3.5 inches (9 cm) wide. The box is t is 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall by 4.4 inches (11.2 cm) long and 4.4 inches (11.2 cm) wide. It is 0.5 Lb.
It has skip glazes, dark spots, repairs to the inner rim and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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Antique Korean porcelain vase with blue underglaze design of the great dragon protector and the magic pearl flying in the clouds. Baluster form with high neck.
Ceramics are a form of popular art during the Joseon Dynasty. Examples of ceramics include white porcelain or white porcelain decorated with cobalt, copper red underglaze, blue underglaze and iron underglaze...
An antique Korean Bundaji (bedding chest) made of Elm, Genko and dense Pine woods. Likely commissioned to be made and presented as a wedding present for a married couple it features its original brass hardware filled with a multitude of auspicious symbols. The five gourd hinges represent fertility and wealth. The double cabbage design represents a harmonious marriage...
An Extr. Rare/Fine Korean White Slip/Iron Black Painted Buncheong Tea Bowl-16th C.: $6,000. Korea, Joseon dynasty, 16th century.
Of the conical form, set on a high circular foot with slender walls rising to an everted rim, incised below the mouth rim and at the lower section with lines, applied with powdery white slip over a darker grey ground body of interior and exterior. painted with an abstract scrolling foliage in iron black.
It’s in very good condition, it measures 15cm d...
A Fine/Fine "Sea of Corea" International Map-Korean Peninsular-Sea of Corea “대한해협”-18th C.:
1782 Bayly Map of China, Japan, Korea: 18th C. By J. Bayly, Geographer
Cartographer: J Bayly, Year/Place: 1782, London,
It’s in good condition, it measures 9.75” X 14”. (24cm x 35.5cm) over all paper.
This is a rather attractive map of China, Japan (Nipon) and Korea (Corea). Japan is still shown rather miss-shaped, and Korea to a lesser extent. The Great Wall is shown. Other detail...
Antique Korean nong, personal beside storage chest. Made with genko and cypress woods with burl panels. Hardware is made of brass and includes a chased brass square lock plate with double happiness characters. Doors open to reveal a large compartment for storage. On original stand with matching hardware.
Age: early 20th century
Dimensions: 29 3/4" high x 34" wide x 15 1/4" deep
Antique Korean bandaji (blanket storage) chest made with mirrored persimmon wood panels and hardware of brass and iron. The door of the chest is hinged and opens downward to reveal a large storage compartment. The inside of the compartment is outfitted with small drawers in the back and shelves on the sides in an unusual and clever configuration.
Age: Chosun Period (circa 19th century)
Dimensions: 33 1/2" high x 40 1/4" wide x 19 3/4" deep
Antique Korean Coin Chest, Donkwe. 20h x 32w x 15d, 51h x 81w x 38d m. Coin chests are highly prized by collectors of Korean antiques. Paper money did not exist in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large, heavy quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was a necessity. Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju, wrote: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in weigh...
Antique Korean Coin Chest, Donkwe. 11h x 24w x 12.5d, 28h x 61w x 32d m. Coin chests are highly prized by collectors of Korean antiques. Paper money did not exist in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large, heavy quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was a necessity. Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju, wrote: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in we...
Antique Korean hardwood inlaid hexagonal brushpot with bronze corner brackets. Scholar objects floral arrangements on each panel with flowering prunus arrangement. Etched shell and coral inlay. Standing on scrolling feet.
Size: 8.5"Diameter 7.5"High
Age: Chosun Dynasty, 19th Century
Extremely Rare and Exquisite, Incised 10th Century Korean Lotus Celadon Bottle. This is the earliest Korean celadon we have ever acquired, and the oldest we have seen offered for sale. Height: 10.5 inches (27 cm). You can see a similar example in the 2005 exhibition catalogue, The Color and Shape of Celadon, plate 50, exhibited at the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale.