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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 #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 : 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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1340427 (stock #1248)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Korean Joseon Dynasty Painting of Scholar Under the Pine Tree, Asking the Moon. By Lee Han Ki aka Man Woon, in the style of Kim Myeong Guk. Silk Mount: 61.5 x 18 inches, 156 x 46 cm; Painting: 39 x 13.75 inches, 99 x 35 cm. Ink and colors on old hand-woven silk on a beautiful silk mounting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1315736 (stock #1229)
Korean Art and Antiques
$13,500.00
Large and Beautifully-Mounted 19th Century Korean Buddhist Painting of Amida Buddha with two Bodhisattva and two Disciples. Total size: 87 x 32 inches, 221 x 81 cm; Painting size: 41 x 24 inches, 104 x 61 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1311897 (stock #1222)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Beautiful Landscape Screen Painting by Korean Artist Oh Neung Ju aka Songjae (1928-). 45 x 36 inches, 114 x 91.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1311857 (stock #1218)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Mountain Village Along the River by 19th Century Artist Baek Woon Jang aka Yoosoo. A tranquil painting that masterfully utilizes a variety of brush techniques to capture a beautiful scene from Korea long ago. Frame: 17 x 17 inches, 43 x 43 cm ; Painting: 12 x 12 inches, 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1308452 (stock #1215)
Korean Art and Antiques
$100.00
Korean Antique Painted Box with six sides and Beautiful Rural Scenery featuring lovely costumes and customs of the time. These types of boxes are very rare because they were made only during a very short period of time at the very end of the Joseon Dynasty, in the last decade of the 19th Century and first decade of the 20th Century (1890s and 1900s). The paintings are custom made for the boxes and are then mounted onto the boxes. Similar examples of painted boxes can be seen in the book, Korean Furniture and Culture (pages 85 and 86) by Yoon Bokcha, Chi Soon, and Park Youngsoon; and Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (page 273). This box has a lovely new Korean turtle lock. 7.75 x 7.75 x 7 inches, 20 x 20 x 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1308451 (stock #1214)
Korean Art and Antiques
$100.00
Lovely Korean Antique Painted Box with Flowers, Rocks, and Butterfly. These types of boxes are very rare because they were made only during a very short period of time at the very end of the Joseon Dynasty, in the last decade of the 19th Century and first decade of the 20th Century (1890s and 1900s). The paintings are custom made for the boxes and are then mounted onto the boxes. Similar examples of painted boxes can be seen in the book, Korean Furniture and Culture (pages 85 and 86) by Yoon Bokcha, Chi Soon, and Park Youngsoon; and Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (page 273). 7 x 7 x 7 inches, 18 x 18 x 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1303928 (stock #1207)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,500.00
Antique Korean Dragon Painting Exploding with Life and Personality, Chasing the Magic Pearl of Immortality. Korean dragons are not at all stereotypical. Each one has a unique personality, and this fine and dynamic example is full of personality. When Koreans prayed to the mighty dragon for rain and blessings, this is the type of dragon to which they hoped to be praying, with a friendly face and open heart, ready to leap out of the painting and take action. Newly and Beautifully Framed and Silk-Mounted. Frame: 37 x 28 inches, 94 x 71 cm; Painting: 28 x 19.5 inches, 71 x 49.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1300937 (stock #1201)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Geese and Reeds Painting (Noando) by Yang Ki Hun aka Seokyeon (1843-1897) from Pyeongyang. Yang Ki Hun's signature 'boneless' style (painting without outlines, using ink washes) beautifully captures light and shade. The literal meaning of 'noando' is reed and geese painting, but it is a play on words, as 'no' means both reed and old, and 'an' means both geese and comfort ('do' means painting). So 'noan' can mean 'reed and geese' or 'old comfort', and so a painting of geese and reeds symbolized a wish for a comfortable and peaceful old age. 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 often saw geese fly in and land on a reed field, so he was able to paint them 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. Silk Mounting: 85.5 x 17.75 inches, 217 x 45 cm; Painting: 52 x 12 inches, 132 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1287861 (stock #1189)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Orchids are an ancient Korean symbol of purity, modesty, and virtue. 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. Scroll: 72 x 17.5 inches, 183 x 44.5 cm: Painting: 46.5 x 13 inches, 118 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 1900 item #1280118 (stock #1187)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
A very fine example of a Joseon Dynasty Korean tiger hunting painting, that makes use of the best quality pigments and finest silk, and is rendered with the highest level of artistry and skill, likely by a painter from the royal court. A similar painting recently sold at auction in Korea for $5500. Unique to Korea, almost all Korean hunting paintings depict hunters in Mongolian costume. In spite of the Mongols' brutal occupation of Korea in the 13th Century, Koreans maintained great admiration for Mongolian hunting and equestrian skills. This painting is one of a pair. The other painting is on this website (Stock #1186). Scroll: 50 x 17 inches (127 x 43 cm); Painting: 27 x 13 inches (68.5 x 33 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1279997 (stock #1184)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
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.