All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1339327 (stock #1235)
Calligraphy by Korea's Most Famous Calligrapher, O Se Chang aka Wichang (1864 - 1953) with original silk mounting. Scroll: 73.5 x 15.75 inches, 187 x 40 cm; Calligraphy: 50.5 x 11.75 inches, 128 x 30 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1314394 (stock #1226)
Pair of Framed Calligraphy by Ha Nam Ho aka Jang Jeon (1926 - 2007) from the Collection of President Kim Dae Jung. It reads 'Si Sam Baek Il Eon I Pyeo Ji Wal Sa Mu Sa', from Confucius' Analects, translates: 'The three hundred poems in the Classic of Poetry, is in other words, the absence of corruption/depravity in thoughts.' Confucius valued the Classic of Poetry a great deal, and this is his explanation why. Korean President Kim Dae Jung also valued these wise and inspiring words. Each panel: 50 x 12.5 inches, 127 x 32 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1311897 (stock #1222)
Beautiful Landscape Screen Painting by Korean Artist Oh Neung Ju aka Songjae (1928-). 45 x 36 inches, 114 x 91.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1279997 (stock #1184)
Painting of Scholar Under Moonlit Plum Blossoms by Park No Soo aka Nam Jeong (1927-2013). Just the first page of a google search reveals both the renown that Park No Soo enjoyed internationally, and the adoration he received locally in Korea. His minimal style and palette is instantly recognizable, and this beautiful, contemplative painting is a fine example of his inimitable, expressive brushwork, from the silvery-blue sliver of a moon, to the unique rendering of orchids and rocks. The orchid is an ancient symbol of virtue, and the rocks symbolize eternity. The combination had great meaning to Korean scholars, as it symbolized eternal devotion to your principles. The plum blossoms are a symbol of courage, because they bloom early, before winter is finished. The Park No Soo Museum opened in 2013 in Seoul's Jongno District, Jongno's first public museum. Park No Soo was a student of Yi Sang Beom, who was a student of An Jung Sik, who was a student of Jang Seung Eop, the very best possible lineage of Korean art royalty. Watercolors on paper. Frame: 23 x 18.5 inches, 58.5 x 47 cm; Painting: 13.5 x 9 inches, 34.25 x 23 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1279994 (stock #1183)
Korean Art and Antiques
Poem and Painting of Roses by Chang Woo Sung aka Weoljeon 1912-2005. There is a beautiful museum in Icheon, Korea dedicated to the art of Chang Woo Sung, the Woljeon Museum. This wonderful work of art is masterfully executed in the boneless technique of painting without outlines. This is a fine example of Woljeon's distinctive style and ability to make flora feel alive. You can actually feel the roses blooming and reaching out to you. To our knowledge, this is the only example of Woljeon's painting that has been offered for sale in the United States, so this is a rare opportunity to own a great painting by one of the most revered masters of Korean painting. Watercolor on paper. Frame: 30.5 x 27 inches, 77.5 x 68.5 cm; Painting: 21 x 17.5 inches, 53.25 x 44.5 cm.
Mid-20th Century Melanesian New Hebrides Islands (Vanuatu) Shield, with woven rattan attachments. 67 x 10 inches, 170 x 25.5 cm.
Asmat Tribe War Shield and Spirit Protecting Shield, made on the Dutch (Indonesian) side of New Guinea (Irian Jaya) by the Asmat people. It shows carving done by stone or shell tools, rather than more recent metal-carved examples. 74 x 20 inches, 188 x 51 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1275610 (stock #1177)
Pair of Royal Porcelain Cups handmade and painted by Princess Yi Bangja (1901 - 1989), with the original signed box. A beautiful piece of Korean history created by the last member of the royal household to reside in Korea's royal palace. Princess Yi Bangja is the subject of television dramas, stage dramas, operas, and movies. Height: 3.25 inches, 8.25 cm; Circumference: 9.25 inches, 23.5 cm.
Korean Art and Antiques
Rare Pair of Olympic Hero Sohn Kee Chung Trading Cards. Published in 1936 in Germany after the Berlin Olympics. Sohn won the gold medal in the marathon. Korea was under Japanese rule, and Sohn was forced to compete for the Japanese team and use a Japanese name, Son Kitei, but he signed his name in Korean and asserted Korea's independence in interviews. There is a Sohn Kee Chung Memorial Park in Seoul. He is one of Korea's most revered national heroes. 4 x 2.75 inches (10 x 7 cm) each.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1271659 (stock #1157)
Calligraphy by Korea's Most Famous Calligrapher, O Se Chang aka Wichang (1864 - 1953). 50 x 13.25 inches, 127 x 33.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265670 (stock #1152)
This spectacular and truly one-of-a kind telephone was not only crafted by what was Korea's premier lacquer and mother-of-pearl company in the mid 20th Century (Kimpo Chilgi Gongyaesa), this is the one-off deluxe telephone that they made for themselves to use in their own office, so they put everything into this phone, and there really is no other like it. The label, like the rest of the telephone , is in remarkable condition, so you can still read the company name and telephone number on the label. The phone actually works, and it spins on the stand like a lazy susan. This is a grand and beautiful piece of Korean history. 11.5w x 7.5h inches, 29w x 19 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265444 (stock #1149)
Beautiful and Historical Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Presentation Box inscribed by Governor Lee Ik Heung (governor from November 23, 1953 to May 21, 1956), the first governor of Gyeonggi Province after the Korean War and the division of Korean into north and south. A beautiful piece of Korean history. 5.5w x 4d x 2h inches, 14 x 10 x 5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1254622 (stock #1131)
Korean Art and Antiques
Ode to Autumn, fan painting by one of Korea's most famous contemporary artists who worked in the traditional style, Lee Nam Ho aka Geum Chu (1908-2001), beautifully framed and newly silk mounted. The sparrow sings to the beautiful flower of autumn, the camellia, an ancient symbol of faithfulness in Korea. The bamboo on the right is a symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even when pressed down, doesn't give up and resumes their upright posture. The rock is a symbol of eternity, so when it is with the bamboo and camellia, it is a poetic representation of eternal adherence to principle and undying faithfulness. Ink and colors on paper. Frame: 34.75 x 19 inches (88.25 x 48.25 cm), Painting: 22.5 x 11.5 inches (57 x 29 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1250973 (stock #1124)
Tall, Beautifully Rendered, Early 20th Century, Six-Panel Korean Calligraphy Screen by renowned calligrapher Lee Byeong Heui aka Nong Cheon (1890-1950). 103.5 x 72 inches, 263 x 183 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1250972 (stock #1166)
Mid 20th Century, Skillfully Executed, Large, Ten-Panel Korean Calligraphy Screen by renowned calligrapher Kim Sang Pil aka Gyeong Am (1914 - 1995). 177 x 72 inches, 450 x 183 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1247940 (stock #1121)
Korean Art and Antiques
Beautifully Carved Korean Antique Inkline (Moktong) Carpenter's Tool for marking straight lines with ink. The carved fist needle is a unique and wonderfully-rendered touch. Please see photo 3 for a close-up. 13 x 4 x 4 inches, 33 x 10 x 10 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1236520 (stock #1110)
O Se Chang (1864 - 1953) Calligraphy Scroll. 24.5 x 11.5 inches, 62.25 x 29.25 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1231498 (stock #1107)
Korean Art and Antiques
Early 20th Century Portrait of Minister Jeong Mong Ju (aka Poeun) by Hyeon Gok (aka Dohwa Sanin), active 1920's and 30's. Jeong Mong Ju is one of the most important figures in Korean history. He was assassinated in 1392 for refusing to betray his loyalty to the outgoing Goryeo court and for his rejection of overtures from the incoming Joseon court. There is now a national monument on the spot where he was murdered on Sonjukkyo Bridge in Gaeseong, North Korea. Jeong Mong Ju's death marked the symbolic end of the Goryeo Dynasty. He remains revered throughout Korea, and portraits of him are very popular. This is a very well-executed and fine example of traditional Korean portraiture. This was painted during the Japanese occupation of Korea, and so would have served as a surreptitious inspiration for Koreans to remember Jeong Mong Ju and remain loyal to Korea, and do not give up, during those very difficult days, on the dream of Korean independence. Frame: 32.5 x 25 inches, 82.5 x 63.5 cm; Painting: 28 x 20.5 inches, 71 x 52 cm. There are reflections in the glass that are a byproduct of the photography and are not in the actual painting, such as the reflection of the camera lens that creates the spot under the eye on your left side and along the cheek's edge on your left side, and the diagonal line that starts at the bottom left corner of his robe. That is a reflection of the camera tripod.