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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1116764 (stock #0868)
Korean Art and Antiques
$6,000.00
Korean Temple Painting of Jijang (the Bodhisattva of Hell) with the Seven Stars Spirit (Chilseong), with original temple inscription. This painting came from the Myonbu-jon Hall of the Underworld of a large Buddhist temple. The center figure in this painting is Jijang Bosal (Sanskrit: Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva), who postponed his own ascension to Heaven to relieve and rescue souls from Hell. He holds in his left hand the cintamani wish-granting pearl that lights up the darkness of Hell. The seven figures to his left and the seven figures to his right represent Chilseong, the Seven Stars Spirit of the Big Dipper. Chilseong controls people's destinies. To Jijang's left in the front row is the monk Tao-ming (Korean: Tomyong) who was once a Tang prince, and to Jijang's right in the front row is the demon king Poisonless (Korean: Mudok Kwiwang). The painting is in good condition. The frame is is partially separated from the painting. This is easy to repair, but we have not done so, as you may want to replace the frame. The frames on Korean Buddhist temple paintings are almost never original, as they were not framed originally, so it is perfectly fine to replace the frame. Colors on silk. Frame: 53.75 x 46.25 inches, 136.5 x 117.5 cm; Painting: 45.75 x 37.75 inches, 116 x 96 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1217852 (stock #1062)
Korean Art and Antiques
$6000.00
Rare Antique Korean Embroidered Hwajodo Bird and Flower Screen. 61.5 x 33 inches, 156 x 84 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1105047 (stock #0840)
Korean Art and Antiques
$4000.00
Large Antique Korean Painting of a Dragon Flying Through the Clouds. A marvelous rendering of Korea's most beloved ancient deity, the dragon rain god who brings both rain and good fortune. His face is delightful and his body writhes with energy, as he chases through the sky after the red flaming jewel of transcendent wisdom, symbolizing the pursuit of wisdom. Because he brings rain, which gives life and growth to all living things, the dragon is a symbol of creation, growth, and fertility. Therefore, the dragon god was the most important deity in the old agrarian Korean society. This is truly Korean folk art at it's very best! Ink and colors on paper. Frame: 53 x 30.25 inches, 135 x 77 cm; Painting: 44 x 24 inches, 112 x 61.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1280118 (stock #1187)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,000.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1255020 (stock #1133)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,500.00
Rare Late Joseon Dynasty Buddhist King of Hell Painting. A fantastic rendering. 70 x 32.5 inches, 178 x 82.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1280113 (stock #1186)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,500.00
A very fine example of a Joseon Dynasty Korean hunting painting with falcon and dog, 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 #1187). Scroll: 50 x 17 inches (127 x 43 cm); Painting: 27 x 13 inches (68.5 x 33 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1170785 (stock #0976)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2000.00
Large Geese and Reeds Painting (Noando) by Yang Ki Hun aka Seokyeon (1843-1897) from Pyeongyang. 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: 78.5 x 24.5 inches, 200 x 62 cm; Painting: 49.5 x 20 inches, 126 x 51 cm. The gorgeous silk mounting in a beautiful and very 'Korean' green color, is original to the painting, and is in excellent condition. The motif on the mounting is that most 'Korean' of motifs, the cloud-shaped mythical bullocho longevity plant.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1279994 (stock #1183)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1287861 (stock #1189)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
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 just sold at Christie's for $12,500 on March 18, 2014).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1119695 (stock #0876)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1200.00
Korean Antique Painting of a Bodhisattva, for use in shaman rituals. The details of the beautifully flowing robe are wonderfully rendered. Antique Korean Shaman paintings of Bodhisattva are important proof of the syncretism of Korean belief, combining shamanism with Buddhism. Colors on silk. 38 x 22 inches, 96.5 x 56 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1254617 (stock #1130)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Beautiful Late Joseon Dynasty Example of Hwajodo, Korean Traditional Bird and Flower Painting. The many seeds of the pomegranate symbolize plenty. This usually meant plenty of children, so it was a popular fertility symbol. Newly framed and beautifully silk mounted. Frame: 43 x 24 inches (109 x 61 cm), Painting: 36 x 18 inches (91.5 x 45.75 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1275609 (stock #1176)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Bright and Colorful Antique Korean Wedding Goose. A very charming work of Korean folk art. This painted wooden goose was a gift from a groom to a bride many years ago. Because geese mate for life, the goose was a symbol of the groom's lifelong commitment to his bride. 11.5 x 5.5 x 3 inches, 29.25 x 14 x 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1275608 (stock #1175)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
Bright and Colorful Antique Korean Wedding Goose. A very charming work of Korean folk art. This painted wooden goose was a gift from a groom to a bride many years ago. Because geese mate for life, the goose was a symbol of the groom's lifelong commitment to his bride. 11.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches, 29.25 x 14 x 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1085870 (stock #0794)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
Very Large Traditional Bird and Flower Painting, with pheasants, swallows, ferns, bamboo, orchids, and yellow roses. Hwajodo (bird and flower paintings) were almost always unsigned. Though this painting is anonymous, the artist was obviously highly skilled. The birds are paired to symbolize love. The orchids symbolize purity in this context, and the bamboo symbolize resilience. It was believed that the owner of this painting would experience pure and resilient love. A stunning and very large example of this popular genre. Ink and colors on paper. Frame: 52 x 34 inches, 132 x 86.5 cm; Painting: 42.5 x 24.5 inches, 108 x 62 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1226868 (stock #1087)
Korean Art and Antiques
$700.00
Large Korean Antique Wood and Metal Lady's Dagger. One side has a deer (symbol of longevity), lotus blossom (symbol of purity), and pine tree needles (symbol of integrity and longevity). The other side has a crane (symbol of longevity) and bamboo (symbol of resilience). The deer and the crane both have brass eyes, a very nice touch. This dagger has an attached cup in the shape of the Heavenly Peach of Immortality, with a lotus blossom (symbol of purity) atop the peach. The delightfully rendered and abundant symbolism served to inspire and reassure the woman who bore this dagger. It was worn by a woman of rank as a chest pendant and a symbol of her 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'. 11 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #801559 (stock #0172)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Mulle spins cotton into thread. As the handle is turned, the mullejul (cord) is turned to rapidly rotate a spindle. Thread is rapidly wound on the spindle by the fast rotating motion. 24 inches (61 cm)h x 23.5 inches (60 cm)d x 19 inches (48 cm)w.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1085869 (stock #0793)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
Very Rare Pair of 19th Century Bird and Flower Fan Paintings (Hwajodo). The top painting has bamboo, swallows, and pheasants. The bottom painting has bamboo, plum blossoms, and bush warblers. These are antique fan paintings that have been beautifully mounted and framed. The plum blossoms symbolize courage and the bamboo symbolize resilience. The birds are all paired to symbolize love. So the complete meaning is that love survives through courage and resilience. An old, beautiful and inspiring pair of paintings. Ink and colors on paper. Each Frame: 34 x 19.5 inches, 86.5 x 49.5 cm; Each Painting: 26.5 x 12 inches, 67.5 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198725 (stock #1049)
Korean Art and Antiques
$550.00
Large and Powerful Korean Waterfall Painting by Kim Kyung Soo aka Zi Jae. What look like blemishes are actually reflections in the glass. You can especially see these around the borders. The painting is in very good condition. Frame: 60.5 x 33.5 inches, cm; Painting: 51 x 25.5 inches, cm.