Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1361001 (stock #1297)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,100.00
Rare Korean Mirror Box with Inlaid Wood Design, the only example we have ever had of a Joseon Dynasty Korean inlaid wood mirror box. This is a beautiful example with burlwood and inlaid happiness characters. 13.5 x 9 x 8.5h inches, 34.25 x 23 x 21.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1361000 (stock #1296)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Set of Three Nesting Wood Boxes covered with Applied Hand-Cut Paper Designs and finished with a light oil. This is very much like the one in the Brooklyn Museum (see page 163 of the Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum, 2006). The Brooklyn box is only one box, whereas this is three nesting boxes. The Korean Taeguk symbol adorns the lids and sides of each box, along with stylized floral designs. With one more section than the two-sectioned yin and yang symbol, the three-sectioned Korean Samtaeguk symbolizes Heaven (red), Earth (green) and Humankind (yellow), which combine and interlock to form the supreme ultimate unity of cosmological forces. Large Box: 18 x 10 x 5 inches, 45.75 x 25.5 x 12.75 cm; Medium Box: 16.25 x 8.5 x 4 inches, 41.25 x 21.5 x 10 cm; Small Box: 14.5 x 7.25 x 3.5 inches, 37 x 18.5 x 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1360387 (stock #1294)
Korean Art and Antiques
$700.00
Red Lacquered Safe with Beautiful Metalwork with a great variety of auspicious floral symbols, a tortoise lock (symbol of longevity), bats (symbol of happiness), bullocho (mythical longevity plant), and the swastika that is the ancient Buddhist symbol for the wheel of life. 14d x 10.5h x 9.5w inches, 35.5d x 27h x 24w cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1359004 (stock #1289)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
This heartwarming work of Korean folk art, is a pair of painted wood-carved people (called mokin, or kkokdu) that adorned a funeral sedan and brought comfort to the mourners. This pair of female attendants were a symbol of caregiving, blessing and protection. They are normally removed from the funeral bier and set afire after the funeral, so they are rare. Fortunately, this beautiful pair was spared the funeral pyre, and was set aside as a lucky talisman. They will bring grace, beauty, and love to an appreciative home. 12.5 inches, 32 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1358731 (stock #1288)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,250.00
Orchids and Rock Painting by Yang Ki Hun aka Seokyeon (1843-1897) from Pyeongyang. Yang Ki Hun is famous for his geese paintings. Though the orchid is one of the favorite subjects of the Korean scholar artist, Yang Ki Hun rarely painted them. So this is a rare and fine piece by one of Korea's foremost artists. Orchids are an ancient Korean symbol of purity, modesty, and virtue. The rock symbolizes eternity, so the combination of orchids and rock have the meaning of eternal adherence to principle. Talented painters of orchids were and still are held in the highest regard. Yang Ki Hun was a member of the Royal Academy of Painting in the late 19th Century, toward the end of the Joseon Dynasty. He made a living by painting for the king and his court, and also by selling his paintings in Pyeongyang. He was the most well-known of the provincial painters who, because of the increase in the economic power of the provinces in the late 19th Century, and the accompanying demand for paintings, were able to make or supplement income by selling their paintings locally. Here are two great quotes from Yang Ki Hun's contemporary, the painter and calligrapher Chi Un Yeong (aka Paekryeon): "Yang Ki Hun's paintings stir up my jealousy because they seem completely freed from all ideas and restraints". And after Seokyeon (Yang Ki Hun) passed away, Chi Un Yeong wrote, "Seokyeon told me that when he stayed on Neungna Island for a few years some time ago. He was able to paint the scenery in a realistic way. His words still linger vividly in my ears. I remember playing with him thirty years ago in the Taedong River, and it seems so far away and dream-like." Ink on silk. Mounting: 65 x 18.75 inches, 165 x 47.5 cm; Painting: 52 x 13.75 inches, 132 x 35 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1358730 (stock #1287)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,250.00
Orchids are an ancient Korean symbol of purity, modesty, and virtue. The rock symbolizes eternity, so the combination of orchids and rock have the meaning of eternal adherence to principle. Talented painters of orchids were and still are held in the highest regard. Though Daewongun (Prince Yi Ha Eung) is often cited as the greatest painter of orchids, most scholars now agree that it was Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921) who was painting many of the paintings for which Daewongun took credit and which Daewongun signed. Daewongun was, of course, a great painter of orchids, but most agree now that Kim Eung Won may deserve the title of greatest. His paintings sell for a fraction of the price of Daewongun's paintings, at least for now. That can be expected to change as the general public catches up with the scholarship on the subject. Ink on paper. Silk Scroll: 76 x 18.25 inches, 193 x 46.5 cm: Painting: 50 x 13 inches, 126 x 33 cm. (A much smaller Daewongun painting recently sold at Christie's for $12,500 on March 18, 2014).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1358635 (stock #1286)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
19th Century Joseon Dynasty Calligraphy by Lee Jin Sook aka Seong Jae (1867 - 1946). Ink on paper. 54 x 13.5 inches, 137 x 34.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1357457 (stock #1285)
Korean Art and Antiques
$25,000.00
Very Rare and Fine Collection of Korean Three Kingdoms Period Korean Pottery from the 3rd to 5th Century. Heights range from 7.25 to 12.25 inches (18.5 to 31 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1354804 (stock #1284)
Korean Art and Antiques
$4,000.00
One-Of-A-Kind Korean Four-Piece Red Lacquered Chest (Sa Cheung Nong) with carved and painted Birds and Flowers and Butterflies. A Grand and Very Rare piece of Late Joseon Dynasty furniture in excellent condition. The butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Because plum blossoms bloom early, when winter is not quite finished, they are a symbol of courage. The pairs of sparrows in plum trees symbolize marital bliss. The Sino-Korean word for sparrows is 'chak', which also means 'joy'. Two sparrows are 'chak chak', which is read as 'joy and happiness'. 76.5 x 30.5 x 12 inches, 194 x 77.5 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1354093 (stock #1282)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,000.00
Large Antique Korean Wood Lamp, Deungjandae. Height: 27.5 inches (70 cm), Width: 11.5 inches (29.25 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1352397 (stock #1281)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Bottle. This exquisite bottle has been professionally repaired. 11 inches, 28 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1349737 (stock #1280)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
This is a grand and very tall screen (seven-and-a-half-feet tall, 229 cm) painted on silk. It was authenticated by scholars at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London, to be an early 19th Century Korean Royal Palace screen. It is unlikely that you will ever see another like it offered for sale in the United States.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1348933 (stock #1279)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
A beautiful and historically important painting of the hermit saint, Dokseong, dated on the back 1884 (10th year of Guangxa). Dokseong (literally, Lonely Saint) is a frequently-depicted character in Korean religious paintings. His origins are shrouded in centuries of mystery. So this painting offers a priceless contribution to Korean history, art, and religion. The inscription on the front reads, Naban Jeonja Ui (the Korean name for Pindola Bharadjava), supporting the theory put forth by some scholars that Dokseong is based on the Indian arhat (Korean:nahan) Pindola Bharadvaja. 22.75 x 12.5 inches, 57.75 x 31.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1347706 (stock #1278)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
Antique Korean Munjado Painting of the Ancient Confucian Virtue of Trust. Munjado paintings are unique visual representations of the eight Confucian virtues, with the character for the word accompanied by creatively rendered images that symbolize that virtue. The character rendered here is 'shin', trust. On the right, the goose, symbol of fidelity because it mates for life, is carrying in its beak a message from the blue jay with a human head on the left. The goose is to deliver this message to King Mok to meet at the Jade Lake. The blue jay represents the Queen Mother of the West, Seowangmo. The mythical Queen Mother held a banquet every three thousand years where her guests would partake of the Magical Peaches of Immortality. The half-human half-bird sits atop a peach tree in bloom. The meaning here is that words in a message have meaning only when there is trust. A rare and beautiful work of Joseon era Korean folk art. 22.5 x 12.5 inches, 57 x 32 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1346507 (stock #1277)
Korean Art and Antiques
$8,000.00
Red and Black Lacquered Palace Bookshelf that was published in the book Oriental Lacquer Art by Lee Yu-kuan, a widely-used reference by a renowned author on the subject of Asian lacquer art. Provenance: Christie's New York. The details are carved in the style of palace architecture. Red lacquer was restricted by law to only the royal court. The last photographs here are excerpts from the book. 34w x 30.75h x 10.75d inches, 86.5w x 78h x 27.25d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1346504 (stock #1276)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Fine and Rare 19th Century Korean Inkstone Box constructed entirely of Luxurious Zelkova Wood. This is probably the only example you will ever see of an antique Korean inkstone box made entirely of beautifully-grained zelkova wood. 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. 15 x 9.5 x 8.25 inches, 38 x 24 x 21 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341874 (stock #1255)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
13th Century Celadon Bowl with Lotus Blossoms Carved in High Relief, beautifully and masterfully rendered. The lotus blossom is an ancient symbol or purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the sun. 7w x 3h inches, 17.75w x 7.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341854 (stock #1251)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Late 12th Century Korean Celadon Bowl of Elegant Form. Width: 5.5 inches, 14 cm; Height: 1.75 inches, 4.5 cm.