All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #796115 (stock #Misc118)
This antique Korean serving tray would have been used for serving tea or individual meals. The signature characters on the bottom are followed by the symbol for "student", presumably the tray was carved by an apprentice. The bottom also has rough darken areas for a more secure gripping surface and shallow attached feet which also have rough bottoms.
The tray has a delicately upturned lip, a deep rich red brown color. It is approx 13" x 9.5 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #941027 (stock #Misc144)
This Korean antique is a hand carved woodblock which would have been used to print a repeating decorative design pattern onto a textile. It is very old, and well worn with great patina.