Fine/Rare Korean Mother of Pearl/Tortoise Shell Inlaid Up-Right Mirror/Stand-19th C.: Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century.
The large dark brown lacquer glazed rectangular upright mirror panel banded by a mother of
pearl and tortoise shell with wire inlaid with a dragon, phoenix, paulownia leaf and floral scrolls,
all on a trestle-formed support with two grooved upright posts, the stand and curving apron further inlaid with alternating designs of phoenix and floral heads in mother of pearl and tortoise shell. It’s very fine condition with minor repair on the back stand and a few lost mother of pearl inlaid pieces.
It measures; After set-up: 21.25” w. x 33.5” h. (54cm x 85.3cm h.)
Mirror: 18.5” w. x 24” h (47cm x 61cm h.),
and Stand: 21.5” front w. x 12” d. x 16.75” h. (54cm x 30.5cm x 42.5cm.)
Please note: Its mirror was covered with a white vinyl and taken photos.
*** A very identical shape of upright mirror without mother of pearl inlaid sold, Sotheby’s, New York, Korean Works of Art, lot #42 from collection of David and Rita Jordt, Dec.3, 1994.