Korean Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1455558 (stock #1474)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,900.00
Very Rare Pair of Orchid and Rock Paintings by Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921). This is the only pair of Kim Eung Won paintings we have ever seen offered for sale. Orchids are an ancient Korean symbol of purity, modesty, and virtue. The rock symbolizes eternity, so the combination of orchids and rock have the meaning of eternal adherence to principle. 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 the prince Daewongun took credit and which Daewongun signed. Daewongun was, of course, a fine 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. Each Painting: 50 x 12 inches, 128 x 31 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 : Prehistorical item #1455156 (stock #1473)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Scarce Prehistoric Bronze Age Korean White Stone Sword with a Marbled Grain, 1500 - 300 BCE. This is likely the only one of its type you will ever see outside of a museum and offered for sale. Similar Bronze Age stone swords can be seen in the Korea Army Museum's 2002 Collection Catalogue, page 19. There are also examples of early Korean weapons in the article on the subject by John Boots in the December 1934 Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 7.5 inches, 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Prehistorical item #1454405 (stock #1472)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Scarce Prehistoric Bronze Age Korean Polished Black Stone Sword, 1500 - 300 BCE. Similar Bronze Age polished black stone swords can be seen in the Korea Army Museum's Journal #6 (1999), page 40. This is likely the only example you will ever see offered for sale. There are also examples of early Korean weapons in the article on the subject by John Boots in the December 1934 Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 7.5 inches, 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Prehistorical item #1454403 (stock #1471)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Large Prehistoric Bronze Age Korean Arrowhead of a scarce type and size illustrated in the catalogue: The 29th United Association of the University Museums of Korea Exhibition - Korea's Bow and Arrow. There are also similar examples of early Korean arrowheads in the December 1934 Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 1500 - 300 BCE. 6 inches (15 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Prehistorical item #1454114 (stock #1470)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Exceedingly Scarce Set of Three Iron Age Korean Pots with Exquisite Color and Beautiful Form. 4th to 1st Century BC. You are unlikely to ever see another Iron Age Korean pot offered for sale, much less a set of three. The remaining examples are all in museums or tightly held private collections. These prehistoric pieces are finely potted and made from soft and sandy red clay. They are both historically significant and aesthetically striking in both color and form. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the scholar/collector/aesthete. Right Pot Dimensions: 16.25 inches (41cm) circumference, 3.25 inches (8.5cm) height. Middle Pot Dimensions: 18.25 inches (46.5cm) circumference, 4 inches (10cm) height. Left Pot Dimensions: 12.5 inches (32cm) circumference, 2.75 inches (7cm) height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1447867 (stock #1444)
Korean Art and Antiques
$9,000.00
Rare and Ancient Celtic Stone Janus from the Published and Renowned Collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs. 4.5 inches wide, 3 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1447866 (stock #1469)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,250.00
19th Century Korean Temple Guardian Dragons. These works of wood temple art are rarely offered for sale, and this special pair of dragons is even more scarce because it is painted on both sides. The dragon both guards the temple and guides the people in their quest for knowledge and truth. The blue dragon represents the sky and the yellow dragon the seas. They both clutch the pearl of wisdom and immortality in their mouths. The dancheong style of Korean temple architectural art dates back to the fourth century. "Danchoeng" is based on five colors: blue (east), white (west), red (south), black (north), and yellow (center). 42 x 11.5 inches, 107 x 29 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1443996 (stock #1466)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,000.00
19th Century Korean Hat Box made entirely of Exotic Paulownia (Odong-namu) Wood, from the collection of a French diplomat stationed in Korea in the 1950s. Paulownia is very desirable for collectors because of its beautiful wide grain, light weight, and fire and bug-resistant qualities. The paulownia used for this rare hat box is especially fine. 9.5 x 9.5 x 8.5 (height) inches, 24 x 24 x 21.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1443566 (stock #1465)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
19th Century Korean Pure White Porcelain Bottle of elegant form and with the blue drip glaze desired by collectors. The mouth has been professionally repaired. Height 10. 75 inches, 27.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1443565 (stock #1464)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Rare Calligraphy on Wood Plaque by Korea's Last Princess, Yi Bang Ja. It reads, "Clean Wind" and was created in 1968. It is the only calligraphy on wood by Princess Yi bang Ja that we have ever seen offered for sale. It has a traditional Korean hook for hanging. 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 much beloved by the Korean people. She devoted her entire life to the education of mentally and physically handicapped people, and worked tirelessly to support them. She is the subject of television dramas, stage dramas, operas, movies, and books, including her autobiography, "The World is One." 25 x 14 inches, 64 x 36 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1443563 (stock #1463)
Korean Art and Antiques
On Hold
Rare Calligraphy by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja (1901 - 1989) with the character "Hwa" meaning "Peace". 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 much beloved by the Korean people. She devoted her entire life to the education of mentally and physically handicapped people, and worked tirelessly to support them. She is the subject of television dramas, stage dramas, operas, movies, and books, including her autobiography, "The World is One." 13 x 9.5 inches, 33 x 24 cm. Mounted on board. The inscription on the back reads that this was one of Mr. Kim's favorite pieces from his collection, and he has presented it as a gift to Mr. Choi in appreciation for the tea they have enjoyed together over many years.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1910 item #1443561 (stock #1462)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Calligraphy created in 1909 by Korea's Most Famous Calligrapher, O Se Chang aka Wichang (1864 - 1953). Not only is O Se Chang the most renowned calligrapher in Korean history, his books on calligraphy have become the definitive texts on the subject. He is famous for his works in seal script. This piece is a fine example of his calligraphy in ancient seal script in double column. This is the style of his work that collectors desire most. 53 x 12 inches, 134 x 30 cm. Mounted on poster board. O Se Chang's calligraphy is currently prominently featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's exhibition on Korean calligraphy, Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing, including his work on loan from the National Museum of Korea.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1990 item #1442581 (stock #1461)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,000.00
Large Painted Mountain Porcelain Plate of Unique Form by Shin Sang Ho, Korea's most successful ceramic artist. Both the painting of the Mountain and Sun in Zen style, and the ceramic itself represent this famous Korean artist at his very best. The plate is large (17.5 inches, 44.5 cm) and deep (3.75 inches, 9.5 cm), and is a beautiful work of porcelain sculpture, with its layered flamed rim and flowing form. The painting renders the ancient motif of Mountain and Sun, themselves symbols of longevity, in expressive Zen brushwork. Truly a one-of-a-kind find for the connoisseur of painting and ceramic art. The artist put loop holes and thick twine in the back for wall display.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1442580 (stock #1460)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
Choi Sung Jae (born 1962) is the most widely exhibited Korean ceramic artist, in international galleries and in the permanent collections of major museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Peabody Essex Museum, and many others. He is a master of white slip buncheong ceramics, a style revered and imitated by Japanese artists for centuries. This lovely Pond with Geese and Reeds is a fine example of his work. This is an ancient subject in Korean art and is called "noando." The literal meaning of "noando" is reed and geese painting, but it is a play on words, as "no" is a homonym that can mean either "reed" or "old", and "an" is a homonym that means either "geese" or "comfort" ("do" means "painting"). So "noan" can mean either "reed and geese" or "old comfort", therefore a painting of geese and reeds symbolizes a wish for a comfortable and peaceful old age. 12.5 inches, 32 cm.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1442577 (stock #1459)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
The three porcelain plates with original paintings by Kim Ki Chang aka Unbo (1913 - 2001) that we offer here on our website are the only painted ceramics by the revered master that we have seen offered for sale. They were all acquired from the same collection and are sublime examples of his unique style. This one is on a tall attached porcelain pedestal. Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire an original painting in this lustrous medium by one of Korea's most famous artists. Rooster and Plum Blossoms: 13.5 inches (34.5 cm) wide, 5.5 inches (14 cm). The rooster is sacred in Korean culture. It is often featured in art and used as a good luck and guardian figure to bless and protect the home. Because it is believed the rooster's morning cry drove away the night's evil spirits, it is an important talisman. The rooster’s comb symbolizes intelligence; traditional officials’ hats are based on the comb. The claws represent strength. There is a museum in Seoul devoted entirely to chicken and rooster art. The beautiful plum blossoms here are a symbol of courage, because they bloom early, before winter is finished.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1442576 (stock #1458)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
The three porcelain plates with original paintings by Kim Ki Chang aka Unbo (1913 - 2001) that we offer here on our website are the only painted ceramics by the revered master that we have seen offered for sale. They were all acquired from the same collection and are sublime examples of his unique style. Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire an original painting in this lustrous medium by one of Korea's most famous artists. Lotus Blossoms, Ducks, and Fish: 14 inches (35.5 cm) wide, 2 inches (4 cm) deep with lipped rim. This image is filled with ancient and profound symbolism. The lotus represents purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. The ducks symbolize eternal faithfulness, because it was believed ducks mated for life. The fish is a symbol of tireless dedication and constant vigilance, because fish never close their eyes, even when they are sleeping.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1442574 (stock #1457)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,500.00
The three porcelain plates with original paintings by Kim Ki Chang aka Unbo (1913 - 2001) that we offer here on our website are the only painted ceramics by the revered master that we have seen offered for sale. They were all acquired from the same collection and are sublime examples of his unique style. Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire an original painting in this lustrous medium by one of Korea's most famous artists. Village Along the Mountain River: 14 inches (35.5 cm) wide, 1.5 inches (4 cm) deep. In Korea, a rendering of a mountain and river (called Sansu in Korean) has for centuries been thought of as more than a beautiful landscape; it is also a profound philosophical and spiritual statement. Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are represented, by the mountain, river, and human figures, respectively.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1440443 (stock #1454)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,500.00
Three Fine Antique Korean Safes with Gorgeous Burlwood Grain and Stunning Metalwork. Dimensions: 22.5w x 15d x 15h inches (57 x 38 x 38 cm), 16w x 11d x 10.5h (40.5 x 28 x 27 cm), 12w x 9.5d x 11h (30.5 x 24 x 28 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1439960 (stock #1452)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with script and sublimely rendered human and animal figures and representations of modes of transportation, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 27 x 8.75 inches, 68.5 x 22 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1439959 (stock #1453)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with sublimely rendered animal and human figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 29.75 x 7.75 inches, 75.5 x 20 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1439958 (stock #1450)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with human, cobra, and other sublimely rendered animal figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 26.5 x 5.5 inches, 67.5 x 14 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1439957 (stock #1451)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with sublimely rendered tiger and human figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 27 x 7.5 inches, 68.5 x 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1439910 (stock #1449)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Antique Timor Message Drum from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art. 20.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches, 52 x 14 x 14 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1439696 (stock #1448)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Ming Dynasty Chinese Wood Sculpture of a General on Horseback, with original pigments. 11 x 5 x 3.25 inches, 28 x 13 x 8 cm. Purchased from Askenasi in Paris in 1978 by Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1439695 (stock #1447)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Ming Dynasty Chinese Wood Sculpture of Emperor and Empress. Purchased from Askenasi in Paris in 1978 by Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs. 8.5 x 5 x 2 inches, 21.5 x 12.5 x 5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1900 item #1439694 (stock #1446)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Antique Chinese Buddhist Architectural Art with Fantastic Detail and Color from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art. 24.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 62 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1439693 (stock #1445)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Antique Stone and Metal Chinese Seal Chop from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art. 5 inches, 12.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1434458 (stock #1441)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Fine, Large Antique Indian Puppet Beautifully Adorned and Accessorized with a Wonderful Face from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art. 29 inches, 74 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1428937 (stock #1440)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Antique Korean Coin Chest, Donkwe. 20h x 32w x 15d, 51h x 81w x 38d m. Coin chests are highly prized by collectors of Korean antiques. Paper money did not exist in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large, heavy quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was a necessity. Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju, wrote: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in weight and clumsiness, the Koreans would be a very wealthy people."
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1428932 (stock #1439)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,000.00
Antique Korean Coin Chest, Donkwe. 11h x 24w x 12.5d, 28h x 61w x 32d m. Coin chests are highly prized by collectors of Korean antiques. Paper money did not exist in Joseon Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large, heavy quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was a necessity. Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju, wrote: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in weight and clumsiness, the Koreans would be a very wealthy people."
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1428522 (stock #1438)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
Large Artist's Proof of Munjado Calligraphy by the Famous Kim Ki Chang aka Unbo (1913 - 2001). Despite being deaf, Unbo was one of Korea's most beloved 20th Century artists. His works are now sought by museums and collectors internationally. This is the original signed AP (Artist's Proof) of this large lithograph, where Unbo gives us a most creative rendering with anthropomorphic figures in the ancient style of figurative munjado calligraphy. 38.5 x 28.5 inches, 98 x 72.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1428268 (stock #1437)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3,000.00
Extremely Rare and Exquisite, Incised 10th Century Korean Lotus Celadon Bottle. This is the earliest Korean celadon we have ever acquired, and the oldest we have seen offered for sale. Height: 10.5 inches (27 cm). You can see a similar example in the 2005 exhibition catalogue, The Color and Shape of Celadon, plate 50, exhibited at the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1440860 (stock #1456)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Lee Seung O's innovative paper assemblage, 39 x 31.5 inches, 100 x 80 cm. Lee's work is in the permanent collection of many major museums, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and he has an excellent auction record, with not a single work going unsold in the many major auctions that have listed his work over the last several years, including Christie's. It is said of Lee Seung O that he is an old spirit with a young mind. While so many young Korean artists are looking to the West for guidance, Lee has found inspiration in the soulful symbolism of traditional Korean folk art. His work is a most inventive and unrestrained interpretation of this tradition, true to the creative spirit of Korean folk art. He has created an entirely new technique of stacking colored paper and wetting the stacks so that they will be stuck together when they dry, then cutting the stacks into strips, and then assembling 'painting-like' compositions that use the edge of the stacks of paper, creating exciting works of great textural density. His work uses an everyday material to make us look at objects (and the world) from a different viewpoint and in an entirely new way, reminding us that innovation and beauty shouldn’t be forced or contrived and needn’t be sought in unknown regions, but can be rooted in tradition and found naturally.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1440858 (stock #1455)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Lee Seung O's innovative paper assemblage, 36 x 28.75 inches, 91 x 73 cm. Lee's work is in the permanent collection of many major museums, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and he has an excellent auction record, with not a single work going unsold in the many major auctions that have listed his work over the last several years, including Christie's. It is said of Lee Seung O that he is an old spirit with a young mind. While so many young Korean artists are looking to the West for guidance, Lee has found inspiration in the soulful symbolism of traditional Korean folk art. His work is a most inventive and unrestrained interpretation of this tradition, true to the creative spirit of Korean folk art. He has created an entirely new technique of stacking colored paper and wetting the stacks so that they will be stuck together when they dry, then cutting the stacks into strips, and then assembling 'painting-like' compositions that use the edge of the stacks of paper, creating exciting works of great textural density. His work uses an everyday material to make us look at objects (and the world) from a different viewpoint and in an entirely new way, reminding us that innovation and beauty shouldn’t be forced or contrived and needn’t be sought in unknown regions, but can be rooted in tradition and found naturally.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1439692 (stock #1443)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Black Lacquered Mother of Pearl Samoan Kava Cup. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs. Height: 7.5 inches (19cm), Width: 3.75 inches (9.5cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1434461 (stock #1442)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare and Sublime Mother and Daughter Pair of Antique Korean Wood Dolls. A beautiful representation of the Soul of Korean Folk Art. Mother: 10h x 3w x 2d inches, 25.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm; Daughter: 8.25h x 2.5w x 1.5d inches, 21h x 6.5w x 4d cm.