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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Prehistorical item #1391916 (stock #1365)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,000.00
Extremely Rare Set of Three Gyeongjil Mumun Pots from the 1st Century BC. Prehistoric Korean pottery is so scarce outside of museums, that this is the only time we have ever acquired any. According to Professor Choi Jong-taek of Korea University, these everted lipped pots with their distinctive color and texture date from the period in Korea when the Bronze Age had given way to the Iron Age, and the Mumun pottery period was ending with these types of pots with a greater hardness and fired at a higher temperature than previous Mumun pots, that is, about 100 BCE. This was a brief but very important transitional period into higher technology and culture in Korea, from the beginning of the Iron Age to the end of the Mumun Pottery Period (300 to 0 BCE), so pieces from this defining period are rare. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a collector. Dimensions from tallest to shortest are: #1 - 4 inches height x 11.5 inches circumference (10 cm height x 29 cm circumference); #2 - 3.5 inches height x 14 inches circumference (9 cm height x 35.5 cm circumference); #3 - 3 inches height x 12.5 inches circumference (7.5 cm height x 32 cm circumference).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391362 (stock #1362)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,500.00
Sublime Lotus Form Korean Celadon Footed Dish with the most desirable sea-green color found only in the finest early 12th Century Korean celadon. This is the color that inspired the Chinese to refer to Korean celadon as "first under Heaven". The Korean love of forms from nature is evident here in the graceful foliate shape of this dish. The lotus is the Buddhist symbol of purity and rebirth. The inlaid chrysanthemums and their many petals are an ancient symbol of an abundant life or fertility. The beautiful blue-green celadon glaze has pooled deeply in the dish, creating a stunning contrast with the surrounding lighter glaze. 5 inches wide x 1.75 inches high, 12.75 cm wide x 4.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391347 (stock #1361)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,000.00
14th Century Korean Inlaid Celadon Cosmetic Box with a rich color caught right in the middle of the bluish-green of the Goryeo Period and the gray-green of the Joseon Period. The chrysanthemum's many petals is an ancient symbol of an abundant life or fertility. Encirlced with a key fret pattern with the thunder and rolling clouds motif. A rare and gorgeous piece. 3.25 inches wide x 1.75 inches high; 8.25 inches wide x 4.5 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391333 (stock #1360)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
12th Century Korean Inlaid Celadon Chrysanthemum Dish of Fine Color, with an inlaid circular ryu scroll in the inside of the bowl. The chrysanthemum's many petals is an ancient symbol of an abundant life or fertility. The ryu was a royal scepter with a head in the shape of the mythological bullocho longevity plant. 4.75 inches wide x 1 inch high; 12 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391329 (stock #1359)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
11th Century Korean Celadon Lotus Bowl. Most celadons are from the 12 to 14th Century. This is a rare early example of an 11th Century celadon, and a fine example, at that. Molded in the form of a lotus, an ancient symbol of purity and rebirth, because the lotus rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. A deep dark green celadon color and exquisite form. 6.25 inches wide x 3.5 inches high; 16.5 cm wide x 9 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1391254 (stock #1358)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
19th Century Korean White Porcelain Bottle with a Beautiful Bluish-White Glaze and Voluptuous Form. 7.5 inches high x 15.75 inches circumference. 19 cm high x 40 cm circumference.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1391222 (stock #1357)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Korean Antique Blue Porcelain Square Water Dropper. Blue porcelain Korean water droppers are highly prized by antique collectors. The water dropper was one of the Joseon Dynasty scholar's most prized possessions. He would use it to mix his ink when writing letters, painting, and writing poetry. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. This lovely water dropper in a fish shape was likely treasured by its 19th Century owner. 2.5 inches wide X 1 inch high, 6.5 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1391220 (stock #1356)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
Korean Antique Blue Porcelain Fish Form Water Dropper. The fish was a Confucian and Buddhist symbol of tireless dedication and constant vigilance, because fish never close their eyes, even when they are sleeping. The water dropper was one of the Joseon Dynasty scholar's most prized possessions. He would use it to mix his ink when writing letters, painting, and writing poetry. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. This lovely water dropper in a fish shape was likely treasured by its 19th Century owner. 3 inches wide X 1 inch high, 7.5 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1391219 (stock #1355)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
Korean Antique Blue Porcelain Fish Form Water Dropper. The fish was a Confucian and Buddhist symbol of tireless dedication and constant vigilance, because fish never close their eyes, even when they are sleeping. The water dropper was one of the Joseon Dynasty scholar's most prized possessions. He would use it to mix his ink when writing letters, painting, and writing poetry. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. This lovely water dropper in a fish shape was likely treasured by its 19th Century owner. 2.5 inches wide X 1 inch high, 6.5 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1385150 (stock #1347)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,000.00
Joseon Dynasty Royal Court Korean Porcelain Bowl from the Royal Bunwon Kiln with an Elegant Form and the Finest Blue/White Glaze. Height: 3 inches, 7.5 cm; Circumference: 14 inches, 35.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1385072 (stock #1346)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
19th Century Korean Porcelain Bowl with Thick Blue/White Glaze and a Beautiful Surface. Height: 3 inches, 7.5 cm; Circumference: 14 inches, 35.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1384999 (stock #1345)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,200.00
19th Century Joseon Dynasty Korean Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar with a Splendid Face. Height: 9.5 inches, 24 cm; Circumference: 31 inches, 78.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1384983 (stock #1344)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,800.00
Rare Korean 19th Century Joseon Dynasty 18-Piece Set of Miniature Porcelains for Ritual Use. 1 to 3.25 inches, 2.5 to 8.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1357457 (stock #1285)
Korean Art and Antiques
$12,500.00
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 : 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 : 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
SOLD
Late 12th Century Korean Celadon Bowl of Elegant Form. Width: 5.5 inches, 14 cm; Height: 1.75 inches, 4.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1340768 (stock #1250)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Korean Antique Blue Porcelain Fish Form Water Dropper. The fish was a Confucian and Buddhist symbol of tireless dedication and constant vigilance, because fish never close their eyes, even when they are sleeping. The water dropper was one of the Joseon Dynasty scholar's most prized possessions. He would use it to mix his ink when writing letters, painting, and writing poetry. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. This lovely water dropper in a fish shape was likely treasured by its 19th Century owner. 3 X 2.5 X 1 inches, 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1340576 (stock #1249)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Fine Example of an Antique Korean Honey Jar with Beautiful, Rich Color. This is a Joseon Dynasty Sokganju (Oja) Honey Jar. It is well-proportioned and has twelve facets which were cut with a bamboo potter's knife. These add a sculptered quality to its otherwise globular shape. The famous 20th century Japanese potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1977) admired the cut facets on Korean ceramics and imitated them in his own work. These jars are known as Ame-Yu in Japan, where they are widely admired. These jars are ame-glazed, a dark brown glaze with a molasses-like color and texture. Through Hamada, Korean-style faceting entered the work of several contemporary potters in the West. In addition to their decorative effect, Korean facets had a utilitarian function. They made it easier to bind the jar with straw twine to hold the lid on tight and preserve the honey or other foodstuff inside. Extra-tight packing is still called "honey-packing" in Korea today. Faceting was also used on Korean wine bottles but purely for visual effect. The walls of the vessel were thrown extra thick to allow the facets to be cut. A few small and common rim chips, as shown in the photos, but otherwise excellent condition. A similar jar is shown in the G. St G.M. Gompertz book, Korean Pottery & Porcelain of the Yi Period (Plate # 177). 7 inches (18cm) high x 7 inches (18cm) wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1837 VR item #1328265 (stock #1244)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Blue and White Porcelain Memorial Tablet for Park Gi Il from Miryang, Korea, dated May 1830. It declares a long genealogy in the royal Min clan. This epitaph was written upon the passing of Park Gi Il of Miryang in May 1830. It memorializes him and lists his ancestors' names. An important piece of history and a rare and beautiful work of calligraphy painted with blue cobalt on white porcelain. 7.5 x 6 inches, 19 x 15 cm. framed
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1319185 (stock #1238)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
19th Century Korean Blue and White Porcelain Six-Sided Water Dropper painted with Chrysantemums, whose many petals symbolize fertility and prosperity. The water dropper is one of the most prized possessions of a Korean scholar. He used it constantly to mix his ink, so he became very familiar with this object and attached to it, and came to love the way it felt in his hand, and was inspired by its form and beauty. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. 2.25w x 1h inches, 5.75 x 2.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1318299 (stock #1234)
Korean Art and Antiques
$10,000.00
Very Fine and Rare Goryeo Dynasty Inlaid Celadon Cosmetic Box, 12th to 13th Century. The last photo here is a similar example that was in Christie's September 22, 2005 Sale of Japanese and Korean Art. We are sure you will agree that the Christie's example is not as refined, detailed, and beautifully designed as the piece that we offer here, with its inlaid lotus, geese, willow tree, and reeds. The condition is also excellent. On the side, you can see two small spaces where the potter's fingers covered the glaze. This is original to the piece so it is not a condition issue. It is in pretty much its original condition. The Christie's example was estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, 10 years ago. Dimensions: 4.75 inches wide, 3 inches high (50% larger than the Christie's example, which was 3.25 inches wide). 12 cm wide and 7.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1318181 (stock #1233)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Exceptional Example of a Joseon Dysnasty Blue and White Painted Porcelain Bottle with a lovely design and form, exquisitely painted in the classic court style. The sensitive and skilled painter of this fine bottle began with a light blue ring around the neck and two darker rings at the foot under the Youi scroll design that encircles the bottom of the body. The Youi is a mushroom-shaped scepter or talisman. Having defined his canvas, he composed a most idyllic microcosm of butterflies, a Korean symbol of happiness, fluttering past peonies that spray in every direction, contrasting with the very small and quietly perched bird. The peony is a symbol of love and prosperity. The form itself is graceful and subtle and begins with a gently flared mouth atop a narrow neck that subtly and almost imperceptibly flares out to an elongated round body with a low hip that gently curves downward to the foot with a recessed base. The stone-like heft of the bottle and color of the pure white clay, along with the skilled painting make it almost certain that this fine blue and white porcelain bottle was made at the royal Kumsari kiln. Height: 10 inches (25.5cm); Circumference: 18.5 inches (47cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1192432 (stock #1042)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Onggi Rice Jar from Jeolla Province, with a fantastic color and surface, and wonderful finger-paintings of stylized orchids. Height: 10.25 inches, 26 cm; Circumference: 36 inches, 91.5 cm. Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1192431 (stock #1041)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare Antique Onggi Medicinal Pot and Cover from Gyeonggi Province, with a beautiful deep, dark brown color. This pot is formed from two halves, a bottom half and a top half, that are put together to form this striking and unusual shape, with a ridged seam around the circumference of the pot. The clay is rich in iron and the glaze is made from clay mixed with wood ash and a little raw lead. The result is a rich dark chocolate brown. Height: 8 inches, 20.5 cm; Circumference: 26.5 inches, 67.25 cm. Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1192430 (stock #1040)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Onggi Jar for Preserving Seeds from Gyeongsang Province, with charming finger-painting designs. Height: 9 inches, 23 cm; Circumference: 34 inches, 86.25 cm. Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1189905 (stock #1035)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
A similar jar acquired from us is published on page 86 of the Smithsonian catalogue, Symbols of Identity. The Haeju jar that we offer here has freely and beautifully painted cobalt blue chrysanthemum sprays, whose many petals are a symbol of abundance or fertility. In 1883, when royal support for the Bunwon kins ended, the kilns in Haeju, North Korea took over in a big way. Though Haeju jars are quite affordable, even the most serious collectors and major museums have them in their collections, because they are admired for their beautiful and freely expressive brushwork. Haeju kilns did not have to follow the restrictive rules and iconography of the royal kilns, so the painting in underglaze cobalt blue is bold, free, and very creative. Recent Korean Art Society events at the Brooklyn Museum and the Burke Collection included the viewing of Haeju ceramics in both of these very prominent Korean collections. The fun in collecting Haeju jars is in relying on your eye and your taste to choose the best-rendered examples, which we feel we have provided here for you. Height: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Circumference: 34.75 inches (88.25 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1189904 (stock #1034)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
A similar jar acquired from us is published on page 86 of the Smithsonian catalogue, Symbols of Identity. The Haeju jar that we offer here has a beautiful painting in cobalt blue of a chrysanthemum spray, whose many petals are a symbol of abundance, and the other side of the jar has a stylized painting of persimmons, a symbol of joy and friendship in Korea. The persimmon's many seeds are a symbol of many blessings such as the joy of many friends or many children. In 1883, when royal support for the Bunwon kins ended, the kilns in Haeju, North Korea took over in a big way. Though Haeju jars are quite affordable, even the most serious collectors and major museums have them in their collections, because they are admired for their beautiful and freely expressive brushwork. Haeju kilns did not have to follow the restrictive rules and iconography of the royal kilns, so the painting in underglaze cobalt blue is bold, free, and very creative. Recent Korean Art Society events at the Brooklyn Museum and the Burke Collection included the viewing of Haeju ceramics in both of these very prominent Korean collections. The fun in collecting Haeju jars is in relying on your eye and your taste to choose the best-rendered examples, which we feel we have provided here for you. Height: 10 inches (25.5 cm), Circumference: 33.25 inches (84.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170500 (stock #0975)
Korean Art and Antiques
$4,000.00
19th Century Korean Pure White Porcelain Bottle from the Royal Bunwon Kiln, with incised rings circling the shoulder (where the neck meets the body of the bottle). Excellent Condition. Height: 11 inches, 28 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170497 (stock #0974)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
Blue and White Porcelain Jar from the Korean Royal Bunwon Kiln, with peonies (symbol of prosperity), bullocho (mythical longevity plant), and the Seven Treasures motif rendered in two different styles on opposite sides of the jar. The seven treasures are gold, silver, lapis, crystal, coral, agate, and pearls. Height: 4.25 inches, 10.75 cm. Circumference: 17 inches, 43 cm. A nice piece with the royal kiln glaze, but not in very good condition, with repairs, touch-ups, and a few small chips to the rim. This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful royal Bunwon porcelain at a great price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170472 (stock #0969)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Rare and Creatively Designed Korean Antique Lotus Flower Wall Tile. The lotus blossom, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun, is a symbol of rebirth. 15.75w x 13.5h inches, 40w x 34.25h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170443 (stock #0968)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Onggi Grain Jar from Chuncheong Province with charming finger-paintings of stylized orchids (nancho) and dragon (yong kurim) and hand-pinched 'dragon lines' (yong tti) and rings (son tti). The potter creates his free-hand and whimsical 'paintings' by running his finger (or thumb) through the still-wet glaze. The orchids are a symbol of modesty and purity, and the dragon is an ancient guardian, protecting the grain in the jar that will provide important nutrition to the family as a staple of the Korean diet. 16w x 17h inches, 40.5w x 43h cm. Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170437 (stock #0967)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Onggi Water Jar (Mul Tongi) from Gangwon Province with lovely finger-painted designs. The potter creates the whimsical designs by running his finger (or thumb) through the still-wet glaze. 14.5w x 14.5h inches, 37w x 37h cm (the width includes the handles). Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1170433 (stock #0966)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Onggi Water Jar (Muldok) from Gyeongsang Province with a beautiful dark brown color. 15.5w x 9h inches, 39.5w x 23 cm. Onggi are the most 'Korean' of Korean pots. All words related to onggi are of pure Korean origin, not based on Chinese characters. They are a beautiful form of Korean folk art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1139802 (stock #0911)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
15th Century Buncheong Bowl with a Combination of Hand-Inlay and Stamp-Inlay. Every inch of this wonderful bowl is filled with endlessly swirling inlaid patterns. 5.5w x 1.5h inches, 14w x 4h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1139800 (stock #0910)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1000.00
12th 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. 7w x 3h inches, 17.75w x 7.5h cm.