Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074367 (stock #0728)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This rare Mubyeon hat was worn by a court musician who was assigned to the military band of the Joseon Dynasty royal court. It is constructed of many layers of glued paper, and covered with silk cloth. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 7d x 6w x 5.25h inches, 18d x 15w x 13.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074362 (stock #0726)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Jeongjagwan, Korean Nobleman's Indoor Horsehair Hat for Everyday Use, in the shape of mountain peaks. It was considered indecent to show your bare head, so a gentleman always wore a hat, even when at home. This one is actually two hats in one. There is a horsehair tanggeon (top knot cap) attached under the hat. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 10.5 x 7.5 inches, 26.5 x 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1074356 (stock #0723)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Antique Traditional Korean Bass 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 : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1074311 (stock #0714)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Old Large Bamboo Box covered with Paper. A unique wicker box with a gorgeous color and beautiful patina. 26 x 13.5 x 10 inches, 66 x 34.5 x 25.5 cm.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1067660 (stock #0711)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3000.00
Lee Seung O's innovative paper assemblage, 37.5 x 33.5 inches, 95.25 x 85 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 : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1062903 (stock #0707)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
One-Of-A-Kind 18th Century Korean Staff Sword, Changpogeom, a style of sword unique to Korea, with seven gold inlay dots on each side representing the Seven Star Spirit (Chilseong), an ancient Daoist deity that controls fortune. Antique Changpogeom are rare. It's a staff with a fighting blade inside. And a Chilseong Changpogeom (Seven Star Staff Sword) is so rare that this may be the only surviving example. It is a large weapon, 43 inches (110cm) with a a 32 inch (81cm) blade, and the blade is a very high quality fighting blade. This is truly a museum quality sword.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1060871 (stock #0700)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This is the oldest Korean embroidery we have ever found for sale, about 200 years old, from the early 19th Century. Please look especially at the close-up photos to appreciate the very fine technique employed in the details of this marvelous and rare pair. The peonies are a symbol of love and prosperity, and the butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Only very old fabric has such warm colors, and only the old embroiderers would have had the dedication and work ethic required to render such a masterpiece of early Korean embroidery. Each pillow end is 6 inches (15cm) wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1060870 (stock #0699)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Confucian Student's Hat (Yugon). Korean scholars didn't often keep the hats that they wore as students, so student hats like this survive in much smaller numbers than the hats that were worn by scholars. This delightful example is made from a fine ramie. It folds up into a small square to fit into the pocket. When it is worn, it takes the shape of the character for 'student' ('xue sheng' in Chinese, 'haksaeng' in Korean). This hat was also worn when taking the civil service examination. A charming piece of Korean academic history. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 8.5h x 10.25w x 5d inches, 21.5h x 26w x 12.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1056370 (stock #0681)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Roof tile with a unique abstracted Dokkaebi goblin face. Dokkaebi are goblins that frighten bad people, but appear humorous to good people and can do them no harm. They will assist an upright person and scare away the bad guys. 16 x 11 x 9.5 inches, 41 x 28 x 24 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1055317 (stock #0677)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Rare 18th Century Chinese Helmet with Original Dragon Embroidery Intact. Height: 17 inches, 43 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052088 (stock #0675)
Korean Art and Antiques
$400.00
In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is likely the only time you will see for sale an antique mourning set (sangbok), both hat and robe. This is another example of how rare Korean antiques are, especially compared to the abundance of antiques from the rest of Asia. The robe is made entirely of hemp. Even a rich man was expected to wear a humble hemp robe when in mourning. The mourning hat (baekrip) here is made of linen and very finely woven bamboo with silk chin straps. It is an exceptional example among the rare existing examples, because most mourning hats are made of hemp, but this one is made of a fine linen and the weaving of the bamboo is especially fine. This hat was worn when one was in mourning for a deceased family member or when the nation was mourning the passing of a king. Mourning hats had to be worn for two years, until the damje, the ceremony during which the mourning clothing is removed, just after the big daesang ceremony that marked the second anniversary of the death. We know these hats and robes from paintings and a few rare museum examples, but this fine set is the only one that is for sale anywhere on the market. Please take a good look at the fourth photo here, the underside of the hat, so you can see how incredibly fine is the weaving of the thinly-sliced bamboo. During the Joseon Dynasty, only stores that were licensed to make mourning hats could sell them. These stores were called baengripjeon. This antique set is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. Robe: 45h x 25w inches, 114h x 63.5w cm; Hat: 12.25w x 5.5h inches, 31w x 14h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1051417 (stock #0670)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
You see the written characters su (longevity) and bok (happiness) paired together everywhere, on paintings, furniture, ceramics, textiles, etc., but this is likely the most delightful and creative allegory for the pair that you'll see. One painting depicts the god of longevity Namgungoin (literally, "south-country-old-man", another name for Suseongnoin, the Southern Star Spirit) riding a crane, another symbol of longevity. The South Pole Star Spirit's large head represents his great wisdom. The other painting is of beautiful butterflies, symbols of happiness, or good fortune. A wonderfully creative allegorical painting of su (longevity) and bok (happiness). Another level of meaning can be found in the painting of the Southern Star Spirit. Because the Southern Star (or the Southern Cross) cannot be seen from Korea but can be seen from China, only those who had traveled to China or who could read Chinese books knew about it. So to paint or own a Southern Star Spirit painting meant that you were educated or well-traveled, or both. Mineral pigments on paper. Each frame: 21 x 21 inches, 53 x 53 cm; Each painting: 12 inches, 30.5 cm diameter.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042459 (stock #0656)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Colors in My Surroundings 2 by Won Ju Seo. 15 x 9 inches, 38 x 23 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042458 (stock #0655)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
Won Ju Seo's exhibition is featured in the December 3, 2015 New York Times, and she is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Looking Through My Window by Won Ju Seo. 17 x 13 inches, 43 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, and ramie. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042457 (stock #0654)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Joy 1 by Won Ju Seo. 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042456 (stock #0653)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Joy 2 by Won Ju Seo. 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042455 (stock #0652)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3200.00
Won Ju Seo's exhibition is featured in the December 3, 2015 New York Times, and she is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Fragmented Memories by Won Ju Seo. This beautiful work of art was is in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. Plexiglass box frame: 25 x 23.75 inches, 63.5 x 60.5 cm; Textile: 23 x 22 inches, 58.5 x 56 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, paper, felt. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1028743 (stock #0639)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Antique Korean Nongak Pungmul Dance Hat made of pig's hair and cotton. This hat was worn by a member of a musical band composed of farmers. A beautiful and rare example of a fine and uniquely Korean hat. You often see modern hats like this, but antique examples are rare. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 13w x 3.5h inches, 33w x 9h cm.