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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #871266 (stock #0332)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3500.00
Rare Pair of Large Painted Korean Funeral Bier Panels imbued with syncretic symbolism, with painted lotuses that are profound symbols in Buddhism of rebirth and purity, and attached painted Taoist pullocho, the mythical longevity plant, projecting in in a row from the front, all used in the service of a Shamanist funeral ritual. A fine, rare and striking example of old Korean folk art, and a great example of the traditional Korean open-mindedness and blending of religious faiths. 86 inches (118.5cm) long x 8 inches (20.5cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1156969 (stock #0940)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Very Rare Antique Set of 15 Korean Women's Ornaments and Accessories, Hair Pins and More, of Various Materials. All are heirlooms from one old collection. From 9.5 to 3 inches (from 24 to 7.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #803338 (stock #0203)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Because it was believed that the rooster's morning cry drove away the night's evil spirits, an important talisman to ward off evil spirits was wood-carved roosters and chickens. They are a very important icon in traditional Korean folk art and in Korean tradition in general. The rooster’s comb symbolizes intelligence; traditional officials’ hats are based on the comb. The claws mean strength. The hen and rooster together mean fertility. The rooster was called the 'clock bird' and was sacred to Koreans. This polychromed wood set of four, two roosters and two hens, are really a rare and beautiful example of Korean Folk Art at its very best. They were used as funerary figures (kokdu) on a funeral bier. Traditionally, these figures would be burned after their use, but thankfully this set survived the pyre and what was intended to be an ephemeral existence. They were removed to the home and used as good luck and guardian figures to bless and protect the home. The Seoul Museum of Chicken Art, by the way, is a must-see for anyone traveling to Korea. Roosters: 17.5 x 9.5 inches, 44.5 x 24 cm; Hens: 14 x 7 inches, 35.5 x 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1062932 (stock #0708)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Antique Traditional Korean Drum of Animal Hide, Wood, and Leather. This type of drum is called Pungmul-buk, and was used in the performance of folk music in a farmer's band. 14 x 9 inches, 35.5 x 23 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1156974 (stock #0941)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Sublime Painted Wood Funerary Sculpture of a Crane in Heavenly Clouds. This heart-felt work of Korean folk art, called a kokkdu, adorned a funeral sedan and brought comfort to the mourners, with its ancient symbol of immortality, the Crane in the Clouds of Heaven. 9w x 3.75h x 3d inches, 23w x 9.5h x 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1074356 (stock #0723)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Antique Traditional Korean Drum of Wood and Animal Hide. This type of drum is called Pungmul-buk, and was used in the performance of folk music in a farmer's band. 13.25w x 6.75h inches, 33.5w x 17h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1102272 (stock #0831)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
Large Korean antique wood mixing bowl beautifully hand carved with a faceted surface. A great example of the Korean folk aesthetic in an everyday object. 28 x 27 x 7 inches, 71 x 68.5 x 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1156976 (stock #0942)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
Nice Rare Pair of Antique Korean Scholar's Eyeglasses. 5.25 x 5.25 x 2 inches, 13.25 x 13.25 5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1113571 (stock #0857)
Korean Art and Antiques
$300.00
Korean Antique Rice Cake Mold (Ddeoksal) with Auspicious Symbolism and the character for 'Good Fortune'. 15 inches, 38 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1172620 (stock #0985)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Antique Korean Wood Mixing Bowl beautifully hand carved with a faceted surface that glows from a beautiful patina that shows many years of traditional use in an old Korean kitchen. 13.25 x 8.25 x 3 inches, 33.5 x 21 x 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1233456 (stock #1108)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Rare Antique and Genuine Traditional Korean Shaman's Bells (Muryoeng) used in shaman rituals for Summoning Good Spirits and Repelling Bad Spirits. You often see these bells depicted in antique paintings of Korean shamans. These shaman's bells that we offer here are not to be confused with the modern reproductions that you see for sale on eBay. These are genuine shaman implements with old workmanship and a beautiful patina from many years of traditional use a very long time ago. They are rare because they are normally buried or destroyed when the shaman dies. For a similar example of antique Korean shaman's bells bells, please see page 223 of The Collection of the National Folk Museum of Korea, published in 2012. 8 inches, 20.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1094243 (stock #0826)
Korean Art and Antiques
$100.00
Antique Korean Abacus, Supan. 11.5 x 4 inches, 29 x 10 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #871234 (stock #0331)
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Beautifully Rendered and Painted Korean Rooster Funerary Figure. Funerary figures (kkoktu), were used on the funeral bier. Traditionally, these figures would be burned after their use, but thankfully this one survived the pyre and what was intended to be an ephemeral existence. It was removed to the home and used as a good luck and guardian figure to bless and protect the home. The rooster’s comb symbolizes intelligence; traditional officials’ hats are based on the comb. The claws mean strength. The rooster was called the 'clock bird' and was sacred to Koreans. 14h x 9w inches, 35.5h x 23w cm. A fine example of Korean Folk Art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #651901 (stock #0114)
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Rare Antique Korean Funerary Figure (Kkoktu) with much of its original pigment still intact. From a renowned and published New York collection. One of the finer examples we have seen. 11.5 inches, 29.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #801410 (stock #0155)
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Old Large Korean Serving Bowl with Deep Dark Patina and Lovely Form. 15.5 x 15 x 6 inches, 39.5 x 38 x 15 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #801534 (stock #0167)
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Gorgeous Hinged Basket (Gori) with Red Lacquered Trim. An exquisite Korean basket filled with auspicious symbolism: chrysanthemum hinges for a fruitful life, a Ssanghee (symbol of happiness and the sharing of joy in marriage, which expands to union of Heaven and Earth and Yin and Yang) is woven on the lid and inside on the bottom, auspicious floral designs on the lid, and a pullocho mythical longevity plant for the lock clasp. A flowing sense of continuity is achieved by the repeated and mirrored use of the 'ryul' character throughout the red lacquered area. 11 x 9 x 5.5 inches, 28 x 23 x 14 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #803403 (stock #0213)
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Daejeowul, Silver Inlaid Korean Scale for Weighing Silver and Gold. The item being weighed would be hung from the hook while the weight would be moved along the silver inlaid notches on the beam until a balance was achieved. The mark on the notch would indicate the weight of the item. The Choson court introduced the metric system to Korea in 1902. 10 kilogram iron weight is included. 22 inches, 56 cm long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #803407 (stock #0215)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Yakjeowul, Complete Scale Set with Original Wood Case for Weighing Medicine. The item being weighed would be hung from the hook while the weight would be moved along the notches on the beam until a balance was achieved. The mark on the notch would indicate the weight of the item. 15.75 x 3 inches, 40 x 7.5 cm.