Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #997210 (stock #0484)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Kukpa Mask from Sherdukpen, Arunachal Pradesh, collected by Eric Chazot, 7.5 inches, 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #997212 (stock #0485)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Phurba from Sikkim, 12.5 inches, 31.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #997214 (stock #0486)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Bhutanese Bon Deity Kyung Mask of Papier Mache, 15 inches, 38 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #997217 (stock #0487)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Tibetan Tiger Mask, 10x9x7 inches, 25.5x23x18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #997239 (stock #0490)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1000.00
Fine 19th Century Perfectly Matched Pair of Oiled Paper on Wood Wedding Chests with a Beautiful Surface. Only very old oiled paper that has aged for many years can give you this warm, deep, dark hue. A rare perfect pair that is guaranteed to add warmth and beauty to any room. Dimensions of each chest: 30w x 17.5h x 14.75 inches, 76w x 44.5h x 37.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #999006 (stock #0496)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This finely embroidered bojagi is the oldest bojagi we have ever had. It would have been used as a beautiful way of covering food. The thick paper lining would protect both the food and the cloth. The loop handle on the top would be used to remove the bojagi from the dining table, and could be used to carry the bojagi, after neatly folding it as shown in the second photo here. Peonies, a symbol of prosperity, adorn the center. Azaleas, one of Korea's most beloved flowers, adorn each corner of this heart-warming bojagi. Azaleas often appear in Korean art and literature, and is the chosen symbol of many Korean cities. 19 x 19 inches, 48 x 48 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #999062 (stock #0503)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. Old Korean Heungnip Scholar's Hat (Gat) made of horsehair (from the horse's tail) with a bamboo brim and original silk chin straps. Nothing says 'Korean' more than a Heungnip, a traditional Korean Gentleman Scholar's Horsehair Hat. This heungnip has a nice curvature, sheen, and silhouette, the three things that you look at when judging the quality of a heungnip. Please see the last photo here to see the lacquered flower (jeongkot) on the crown of the hat. Most heungnip you will see today are not genuine antiques made of horsehair, but are imitations constructed of nylon or wire mesh. You have to see this heungnip in person to appreciate the fineness of the horsehair weaving. The horsehair is stiffened with pine resin, and dyed with black ink. It has had some repair done to the edge of the brim. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 10.5w x 4.5h inches, 16.5w x 11.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #999075 (stock #0505)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is an Antique Korean Military Commander's Hat (Chonrip), a rare and beautiful find. There is a similar example in the Staatliche Museum in Berlin. You can see it in "The Korean Relics in Western Europe" (published by the Korea Foundation) on page 58. The chonrip is constructed by molding horsehair on a mold. It was worn by the army and navy commanders of each province, and by police chiefs, and by the directors of the military training institutes. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 12w x 4h inches, 30w x 10h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1002535 (stock #0535)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
17 x 9.25 x 6 inches, 43 x 23.5 x 15 cm. Rare 18th Century Korean Animal Hide and Wood Box. There is a similar 18th Century example in the Tenri University Sankokan Museum, illustrated in the book The Korean Relics in Japan Volume 4, page 339.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1002536 (stock #0536)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
16.5 x 8.5 x 5.25 inches, 42 x 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Rare 18th Century Korean Animal Hide Box. There is a similar 18th Century example in the Tenri University Sankokan Museum, illustrated in the book The Korean Relics in Japan Volume 4, page 339.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1002542 (stock #0538)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
17 x 9 x 7 inches, 43 x 23 x 18 cm. Rare 18th Century Korean Animal Hide Box. There is a similar 18th Century example in the Tenri University Sankokan Museum, illustrated in the book The Korean Relics in Japan Volume 4, page 339.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1004597 (stock #0548)
Korean Art and Antiques
$350.00
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. 12.5 x 8 x 8 inches, 32 x 20 x 20 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004925 (stock #0551)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Amitabha Thangka, 46.5 x 25.5 inches, 118 x 65 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004926 (stock #0552)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Arhat Thangka, 36 x 26 inches, 91.5 x 66 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004942 (stock #0553)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Avalokitesvara Thangka, 29.5 x 21 inches, 75 x 53.5 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004944 (stock #0554)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Bhaisajyaguru Thangka, 27.75 x 20 inches, 70.5 x 51 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004947 (stock #0555)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Green Tara Thangka, 49.5 x 29.5 inches, 126 x 75 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004948 (stock #0556)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Padmasambhava Thangka, 24.25 x 18 inches, 61.5 x 45.5 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1004951 (stock #0557)
Korean Art and Antiques
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18th Century Tibetan Rudra Chakrin, King of Shambhala Thangka, 43.5 x 25.5 inches, 91.5 x 66 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004953 (stock #0558)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century Tibetan Sakyamuni Thangka, 32 x 24.25 inches, 81 x 61.5 cm. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1004954 (stock #0559)
Korean Art and Antiques
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19th Century Tibetan Yogin Thangka, 32.5 x 22.5 inches, 82.5 x 57 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1006278 (stock #0560)
Korean Art and Antiques
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A Rare Pair of Batik, Sun and Moon by Malaysian artist, Chuah Siew Teng, eldest son of the most famous batik artist of all time, Chuah Thean Teng, the creator of modern batik painting. Chuah Siew Teng is now widely recognized as the greatest living batik artist. He rarely, if ever, created a pair of paintings to be sold as a pair, so this pair is very rare as well as exquisitely beautiful. Purchased directly from the artist in 1977. Frame: 30.25 x 23 inches, 77 x 58.5 cm; Batik: 23 x 17.5 inches, 58.5 x 44.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1006521 (stock #0561)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Pomegranates Painting and Poem celebrating his 80th Birthday, by Kim Yong Jin (1879-1968). His paintings are collected and admired by Koreans for capturing the spiritual essence of the scholar gentleman. The pomegranates, with their many seeds, is a symbol of fertility or productivity or great bounty. An appropriate subject for one of Korea's most popular and beloved artists to portray as he celebrates his 80th year. Ink and colors on paper with a silk mount. There is a one-inch tear in the bottom right corner of the mount that can be very easily repaired (see the bottom right corner of photo #2 here). The rest of the mount, and the painting itself, is in Excellent Condition. Mounting: 81.5 x 17 inches, 207 x 43 cm; Painting: 52 x 13 inches, 132 x 33 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1006621 (stock #0566)
Korean Art and Antiques
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13th Century Inlaid Celadon Vase with Finely Rendered Willow Trees and Reeds, and a large band of lotus blossoms circling both the top and bottom. The mouth and neck have been restored. The willow is a symbol of peace and contentment. 11h x 6.75w inches, 28h x 17w cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1970 item #1006623 (stock #0567)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Painted Tibetan Pig Mask. 13d x 11.5h inches, 33 x 29 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1006625 (stock #0568)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Indian Monkey Mask from Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas. 11 inches, 28 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1006626 (stock #0569)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Joker Mask from the Terai Region with traces of kaolin pigment. 10.25 inches, 26 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006628 (stock #0571)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Yak Hair Mask from the Humla Region. 8 inches, 20.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006629 (stock #0572)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Mask from the Humla Region with a beard, eyebrows, and scalp. 9 inches, 23 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1006630 (stock #0573)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Terai Region Mask with a Third Eye. 9 inches, 23 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006631 (stock #0574)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
Nepalese Terai Region Maiden Mask, 10.25 inches, 26 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006632 (stock #0575)
Korean Art and Antiques
$7000.00
Nepalese Magar Tribe Mask with a Vagina and an Inscription in the forehead, and a Penis Nose. 9.5 inches, 24 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006633 (stock #0576)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Middle Hills Joker Mask. 9.25 inches 23.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006634 (stock #0577)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Middle Hills Mask with a Third Eye. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006635 (stock #0578)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Rai Tribe Mask with Pigment. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006636 (stock #0579)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
Nepalese Mask of a Humla Aesthete with a Thorja Topknot. 11 inches, 28 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1027886 (stock #0588)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Memorial to Kim Koo by Chung Young Gok aka Kang Ho, a friend of Kim Koo. The second and third photos here are of Chung Young Gok with Kim Koo. The calligraphy states that it was composed on the occasion of a 1978 memorial ceremony to Kim Koo (1876 - 1949), the leader of the independence movement during Japan's occupation of Korea. The ceremony was at Baek Beom Sa Buddhist temple. The four main characters read: Su San Bok Hae, and translate: longevity like the mountain and good fortune like the sea. Wishes of good fortune are offered to Kim Hak Dae, a friend of Kim Koo and Chung Young Gok. Kim Hak Dae was at the memorial ceremony with Chung Young Gok. This work is an important piece of Korean history. Kim Koo is one of the most important figures in Korean history. His portrait will be on the new 100,000 Korean Won bill. Frame size: 64.25 x 18.5 inches, 163.5 x 47 cm; Painting size: 50 x 12 inches, 127 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1028153 (stock #0601)
Korean Art and Antiques
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A magnificent Korean landscape like this needs a contemplative and appreciative soul to take it all in, and you'll find him here in the humble hut atop the bottom cliff. The standard 17th century manual of painting stated, "Figures should be painted in such a way that people, looking at the picture, wish that they could change places with them." The monk in this painting has taken a walk away from the temple in the higher part of the mountains to enjoy solitude under a tent with an awe-inspiring view. A good Korean mountain painting is more than a beautiful landscape; it is also a profound philosophical and spiritual statement. Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are represented. Mountain paintings are the most important paintings for traditional Korean artists. Most Korean homes and places of business have one proudly displayed in a place of prominence. Ink on paper. Frame size: 34.75 x 18.75 inches, 88 x 47.5 cm; Painting size: 24 x 13 inches, 61 x 33 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1028166 (stock #0609)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Korean Antique Crescent-Shaped Roof Tile (Wadang) with the ancient Tree of Life. The tree of life motif is rooted in ancient Korean shamanism, and appears on top of the famous 5th Century gold crowns of Silla. 15 x 10 x 6 inches, 38 x 25.5 x 15 cm.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1028697 (stock #0633)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Kim Young Mi, Wood-Fired Unglazed Porcelain Two. Kim Young Mi subjects these pieces to eight wood-firings, until the ash from the firing has performed all of its organic magic on the surfaces of these living, breathing works of art, giving incomparable texture and color to her nature-loving forms. Kim Young Mi renews the pristine artistic intention of humanity. She says, "My ceramic works are a form of meditation - my humble attempts to live in grace like an open vessel, empty and yet full, of giving and receiving." Kim Young Mi's ceramics, with her inner thoughts woven into the clay, are the end results of her meditation. They quietly stir the human heart. They transform ordinary clay into the extraordinary. 14h x 10w x 8.5d inches, 35.5h x 25.5w x 21.5d cm.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1028698 (stock #0634)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Kim Young Mi, Wood-Fired Unglazed Porcelain One. Kim Young Mi subjects these pieces to eight wood-firings, until the ash from the firing has performed all of its organic magic on the surfaces of these living, breathing works of art, giving incomparable texture and color to her nature-loving forms. Kim Young Mi renews the pristine artistic intention of humanity. She says, "My ceramic works are a form of meditation - my humble attempts to live in grace like an open vessel, empty and yet full, of giving and receiving." Kim Young Mi's ceramics, with her inner thoughts woven into the clay, are the end results of her meditation. They quietly stir the human heart. They transform ordinary clay into the extraordinary. 18w x 14.5h x 16d inches, 46w x 37h x 40.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1028743 (stock #0639)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Antique Korean Nongak Pungmul Dance Hat made of pig's hair and cotton. This hat was worn by a member of a musical band composed of farmers. A beautiful and rare example of a fine and uniquely Korean hat. You often see modern hats like this, but antique examples are rare. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 13w x 3.5h inches, 33w x 9h cm.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042455 (stock #0652)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3200.00
Won Ju Seo's exhibition is featured in the December 3, 2015 New York Times, and she is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Fragmented Memories by Won Ju Seo. This beautiful work of art was is in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. Plexiglass box frame: 25 x 23.75 inches, 63.5 x 60.5 cm; Textile: 23 x 22 inches, 58.5 x 56 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, paper, felt. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042456 (stock #0653)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Joy 2 by Won Ju Seo. 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042457 (stock #0654)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Joy 1 by Won Ju Seo. 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042458 (stock #0655)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
Won Ju Seo's exhibition is featured in the December 3, 2015 New York Times, and she is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Looking Through My Window by Won Ju Seo. 17 x 13 inches, 43 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, and ramie. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042459 (stock #0656)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Colors in My Surroundings 2 by Won Ju Seo. 15 x 9 inches, 38 x 23 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1051417 (stock #0670)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
You see the written characters su (longevity) and bok (happiness) paired together everywhere, on paintings, furniture, ceramics, textiles, etc., but this is likely the most delightful and creative allegory for the pair that you'll see. One painting depicts the god of longevity Namgungoin (literally, "south-country-old-man", another name for Suseongnoin, the Southern Star Spirit) riding a crane, another symbol of longevity. The South Pole Star Spirit's large head represents his great wisdom. The other painting is of beautiful butterflies, symbols of happiness, or good fortune. A wonderfully creative allegorical painting of su (longevity) and bok (happiness). Another level of meaning can be found in the painting of the Southern Star Spirit. Because the Southern Star (or the Southern Cross) cannot be seen from Korea but can be seen from China, only those who had traveled to China or who could read Chinese books knew about it. So to paint or own a Southern Star Spirit painting meant that you were educated or well-traveled, or both. Mineral pigments on paper. Each frame: 21 x 21 inches, 53 x 53 cm; Each painting: 12 inches, 30.5 cm diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052088 (stock #0675)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is likely the only time you will see for sale an antique mourning set (sangbok), both hat and robe. This is another example of how rare Korean antiques are, especially compared to the abundance of antiques from the rest of Asia. The robe is made entirely of hemp. Even a rich man was expected to wear a humble hemp robe when in mourning. The mourning hat (baekrip) here is made of linen and very finely woven bamboo with silk chin straps. It is an exceptional example among the rare existing examples, because most mourning hats are made of hemp, but this one is made of a fine linen and the weaving of the bamboo is especially fine. This hat was worn when one was in mourning for a deceased family member or when the nation was mourning the passing of a king. Mourning hats had to be worn for two years, until the damje, the ceremony during which the mourning clothing is removed, just after the big daesang ceremony that marked the second anniversary of the death. We know these hats and robes from paintings and a few rare museum examples, but this fine set is the only one that is for sale anywhere on the market. Please take a good look at the fourth photo here, the underside of the hat, so you can see how incredibly fine is the weaving of the thinly-sliced bamboo. During the Joseon Dynasty, only stores that were licensed to make mourning hats could sell them. These stores were called baengripjeon. This antique set is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. Robe: 45h x 25w inches, 114h x 63.5w cm; Hat: 12.25w x 5.5h inches, 31w x 14h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1055317 (stock #0677)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare 18th Century Chinese Helmet with Original Dragon Embroidery Intact. Height: 17 inches, 43 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1056370 (stock #0681)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Roof tile with a unique abstracted Dokkaebi goblin face. Dokkaebi are goblins that frighten bad people, but appear humorous to good people and can do them no harm. They will assist an upright person and scare away the bad guys. 16 x 11 x 9.5 inches, 41 x 28 x 24 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1060870 (stock #0699)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Confucian Student's Hat (Yugon). Korean scholars didn't often keep the hats that they wore as students, so student hats like this survive in much smaller numbers than the hats that were worn by scholars. This delightful example is made from a fine ramie. It folds up into a small square to fit into the pocket. When it is worn, it takes the shape of the character for 'student' ('xue sheng' in Chinese, 'haksaeng' in Korean). This hat was also worn when taking the civil service examination. A charming piece of Korean academic history. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 8.5h x 10.25w x 5d inches, 21.5h x 26w x 12.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1060871 (stock #0700)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This is the oldest Korean embroidery we have ever found for sale, about 200 years old, from the early 19th Century. Please look especially at the close-up photos to appreciate the very fine technique employed in the details of this marvelous and rare pair. The peonies are a symbol of love and prosperity, and the butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Only very old fabric has such warm colors, and only the old embroiderers would have had the dedication and work ethic required to render such a masterpiece of early Korean embroidery. Each pillow end is 6 inches (15cm) wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1062903 (stock #0707)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
One-Of-A-Kind 18th Century Korean Staff Sword, Changpogeom, a style of sword unique to Korea, with seven gold inlay dots on each side representing the Seven Star Spirit (Chilseong), an ancient Daoist deity that controls fortune. Antique Changpogeom are rare. It's a staff with a fighting blade inside. And a Chilseong Changpogeom (Seven Star Staff Sword) is so rare that this may be the only surviving example. It is a large weapon, 43 inches (110cm) with a a 32 inch (81cm) blade, and the blade is a very high quality fighting blade. This is truly a museum quality sword.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1067660 (stock #0711)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3000.00
Lee Seung O's innovative paper assemblage, 37.5 x 33.5 inches, 95.25 x 85 cm. Lee's work is in the permanent collection of many major museums, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and he has an excellent auction record, with not a single work going unsold in the many major auctions that have listed his work over the last several years, including Christie's. It is said of Lee Seung O that he is an old spirit with a young mind. While so many young Korean artists are looking to the West for guidance, Lee has found inspiration in the soulful symbolism of traditional Korean folk art. His work is a most inventive and unrestrained interpretation of this tradition, true to the creative spirit of Korean folk art. He has created an entirely new technique of stacking colored paper and wetting the stacks so that they will be stuck together when they dry, then cutting the stacks into strips, and then assembling 'painting-like' compositions that use the edge of the stacks of paper, creating exciting works of great textural density. His work uses an everyday material to make us look at objects (and the world) from a different viewpoint and in an entirely new way, reminding us that innovation and beauty shouldn’t be forced or contrived and needn’t be sought in unknown regions, but can be rooted in tradition and found naturally.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1074311 (stock #0714)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Old Large Bamboo Box covered with Paper. A unique wicker box with a gorgeous color and beautiful patina. 26 x 13.5 x 10 inches, 66 x 34.5 x 25.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1074356 (stock #0723)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Traditional Korean Bass Drum of Wood and Animal Hide. This type of drum is called Pungmul-buk, and was used in the performance of folk music in a farmer's band. 13.25w x 6.75h inches, 33.5w x 17h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074362 (stock #0726)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Jeongjagwan, Korean Nobleman's Indoor Horsehair Hat for Everyday Use, in the shape of mountain peaks. It was considered indecent to show your bare head, so a gentleman always wore a hat, even when at home. This one is actually two hats in one. There is a horsehair tanggeon (top knot cap) attached under the hat. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 10.5 x 7.5 inches, 26.5 x 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074367 (stock #0728)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This rare Mubyeon hat was worn by a court musician who was assigned to the military band of the Joseon Dynasty royal court. It is constructed of many layers of glued paper, and covered with silk cloth. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 7d x 6w x 5.25h inches, 18d x 15w x 13.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1074669 (stock #0735)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Framed Embroidered Bojagi Wrapping Cloth with Peonies, Irises, Maple Leaves, Cherry Blossoms, and Chrysanthemums, framed in a deep frame of exotic Korean paulownia wood. Korean embroidery is distinguished from other East Asian embroidery by its three-dimensionality, the product of the unique Korean technique of twisting multiple threads together in various thicknesses, as opposed to the use of single threads by embroidery artists in other countries. The deep frame adds to the three-dimensionality. Frame: 18.5 x 18.5 inches, 47 x 47 cm; 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm.