Yoon Kwang Cho had an acclaimed solo exhibition that started at the Philadelphia Museum and traveled to other major museums in America. He is widely recognized as the world's foremost practitioner of Korean Buncheong Art. This is an exemplary piece by one of Korea's most famous, most exhibited, and most collected ceramic artists. His work is in the permanent collections of many major museums around the world. He was selected by Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art as Artist of The Year in 2004. 8.5 inches (21.5cm)h x 4.5 inches (11cm)w x 3.5 inches (9cm)d.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #585356 (stock #0077)
Joseon Dynasty Ton-kwe (Korean Coin Chest). Coin chests are highly prized by collectors, as their purpose required that they be the largest, heaviest, and most well constructed piece of furniture in the home of an aristocrat. Paper money did not exist in Yi Dynasty Korea, and the coins were of very small denominations. They had to be strung together in large quantities to have any worth, so a strong money box was obviously a necessity. This is a very heavy and likely the most impressive authentic antique Korean coin chest you will ever see for sale. This massive and handsome coin chest must have belonged to a very wealthy family. 19.5 x 56 x 29 inches, 49.5 x 142 x 74 cm.