All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #871353 (stock #0650)
Very Finely Embroidered Deluxe Pair of Korean Pillow Ends with Two Cranes (symbol of a long and happy life together) and Peonies (symbol of love and prosperity). A very special pair. Mounted and framed, but the frame is in disrepair and should be replaced. 5.5 x 4.25 inches, 14 x 11 cm each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1004947 (stock #0555)
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 #1004953 (stock #0558)
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)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #995503 (stock #0470)
This silver eunjangdo is a set that includes a pair of silver chopsticks, used by royalty and aristocrats to detect if their food is poisoned. Eunjangdo were worn by women of rank as a chest pendant and a symbol of their social standing. This dagger also served as a tool to save women from personal humiliation or peril, not by attacking an assailant but by killing themselves, under the Confucian moral obligation of medieval Korea 'to remain faithful to one spouse'. The chopsticks, sheath, and blade handle are made of silver, meticulously decorated with a floral scroll design. 4.75 inches, 12 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1233456 (stock #1108)
Rare Antique and Genuine Traditional Korean Shaman's Bells (Muryoeng) used in shaman rituals for Summoning Good Spirits and Repelling Bad Spirits. You often see these bells depicted in antique paintings of Korean shamans. These shaman's bells that we offer here are not to be confused with the modern reproductions that you see for sale on eBay. These are genuine shaman implements with old workmanship and a beautiful patina from many years of traditional use a very long time ago. They are rare because they are normally buried or destroyed when the shaman dies. For a similar example of antique Korean shaman's bells bells, please see page 223 of The Collection of the National Folk Museum of Korea, published in 2012. 8 inches, 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1255019 (stock #1132)
Rare Early 18th Century Bhutanese Thangka Painting of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), founder of Tibetan Buddhism. 26.5 x 21 inches, 67.25 x 53.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #585356 (stock #0077)
Joseon Dynasty Ton-kwe (Korean Coin Chest). Coin chests are highly prized by collectors, as their purpose required that they be the largest, heaviest, and most well constructed piece of furniture in the home of an aristocrat. Paper money did not exist in Yi Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was obviously a necessity. This is a very heavy and likely the most impressive authentic antique Korean coin chest you will ever see for sale. This massive and handsome coin chest must have belonged to a very wealthy family. 19.5 x 56 x 29 inches, 49.5 x 142 x 74 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #833567 (stock #0264)
Antique Korean Black Inkstone Box and Antique Inkstone. The poem on the lid is a beautiful work of calligraphy. It can be read in two directions as "Celebrated mountain object" and "Celebrated mountain extraordinary wisdom", meaning that this object will be used in the pursuit of wisdom. The inkstone has a banana leaf motif, referencing the 8th Century Chinese scholar and celebrated calligrapher, Huaisu who wrote on banana leaves when he ran out of paper. A rare and most interesting find. 9.5w x 6d x 2.75h inches, 24w x 15d x 7h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #805720 (stock #0237)
This gorgeous Ichung-nong (Korean Two Unit Stacked Chest) is a rare early piece (mid 19th Century) that has aged to a warm rich hue that is nothing short of a heartwarming and rare treasure to behold. It is a beautiful effect that could never be even closely duplicated with new wood. The finishing process involved singing the wood with a hot iron to both darken it and draw out the resin, and then using straw to rub pinesoot into the grain to further darken it and simultaneously seal the pores and prevent drying, and finishing it with a light pineseed oil finish. A further air of mystery and dignity is given by the very long aging process itself. It is constructed of pine and a rare strain of paulownia with maple door and drawer panels, a rare and luxurious touch on a Korean chest, evidence that this piece was owned by a wealthy family. Furthermore, 'nong' chests were owned by upper-class families who would have observed the distinction between 'nong', which were intended for long-term storage, and the 'chang' type of chests which were for short-term storage. Much of the ironwork is in the shape of stylized floral motifs. The drawers are adorned with lovely Heavenly Peach drawer pulls of iron. The fruit of the mythical Heavenly Peach tree ripens only once every three thousand years and is eaten by the immortals when they gather for their feast at Yao Lake at the the abode of Sohwangmo, the Queen Mother of the West. A further nice historical and cultural touch on an already wonderful, one-of-a-kind piece. 54h x 35w x 14d inches, 137h x 89w x 35.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #997206 (stock #0483)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Tharu, Nepal Mask, collected by Eric Chazot, 11 inches, 28cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #934625 (stock #0410)
Unique and Large 4th Century Gaya Kingdom Cup with Handle on an attached perforated stand. 7.5w x 6.5h inches, 19w x 16.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #798501 (stock #0139)
Fine Pair of 17th Century Chinese Foo Dogs of Sandstone. A striking and old pair in Very Good Condition. 8w x 5h x 3.5d inches, 20w x 13h x 9d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #802993 (stock #0189)
Korean Antique Medicinal Clay Pot for Preparing Herbal Teas and Medicines. 9.75w x 6h inches, 25w x 15 h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1138357 (stock #0896)
Intricate and Rare Large Lacquered Mother Of Pearl Box. Truly Museum Quality and a Stunning Work of Art Filled with Exquisite Detail. 22.25w 13.25h 11.25d inches, 56.5w x 33.5h x 28.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1118495 (stock #0870)
Large 19th Century Korean Sharkskin Jang Geom Sword with Silver Overlay. The scabbard is covered in sharkskin and lacquered black over that. The handle is very interesting and is covered in sharkskin underneath the heavy leather wrapping, and over the sharkskin there is a thick brass foil that is hammered to look like sharkskin. This is a unique technique. The end fitting is missing. The crossguard is shaky because there are a few washers missing from the sword. The blade goes all the way in the scabbard tightly but is off-center by about half an inch. 61.5 inches, 155 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #957779 (stock #0436)
19th Century Korean Black Lacquered Mirror Box with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay of a pair of cranes, representing longevity and marital bliss, and peaches of immortality and abundant and propitious floral and geometric patterns. As is usually the case, the mirror is replaced. 9 x 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 23 x 19 x 11.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #803403 (stock #0213)
Daejeowul, Silver Inlaid Korean Scale for Weighing Silver and Gold. The item being weighed would be hung from the hook while the weight would be moved along the silver inlaid notches on the beam until a balance was achieved. The mark on the notch would indicate the weight of the item. The Choson court introduced the metric system to Korea in 1902. 10 kilogram iron weight is included. 22 inches, 56 cm long.