Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1055317 (stock #0677)
Korean Art and Antiques
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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
$500.00
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1028698 (stock #0634)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Kim Young Mi, Wood-Fired Unglazed Porcelain One. Kim Young Mi subjects these pieces to eight wood-firings, until the ash from the firing has performed all of its organic magic on the surfaces of these living, breathing works of art, giving incomparable texture and color to her nature-loving forms. Kim Young Mi renews the pristine artistic intention of humanity. She says, "My ceramic works are a form of meditation - my humble attempts to live in grace like an open vessel, empty and yet full, of giving and receiving." Kim Young Mi's ceramics, with her inner thoughts woven into the clay, are the end results of her meditation. They quietly stir the human heart. They transform ordinary clay into the extraordinary. 18w x 14.5h x 16d inches, 46w x 37h x 40.5d cm.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1028697 (stock #0633)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Kim Young Mi, Wood-Fired Unglazed Porcelain Two. Kim Young Mi subjects these pieces to eight wood-firings, until the ash from the firing has performed all of its organic magic on the surfaces of these living, breathing works of art, giving incomparable texture and color to her nature-loving forms. Kim Young Mi renews the pristine artistic intention of humanity. She says, "My ceramic works are a form of meditation - my humble attempts to live in grace like an open vessel, empty and yet full, of giving and receiving." Kim Young Mi's ceramics, with her inner thoughts woven into the clay, are the end results of her meditation. They quietly stir the human heart. They transform ordinary clay into the extraordinary. 14h x 10w x 8.5d inches, 35.5h x 25.5w x 21.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1028166 (stock #0609)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
Korean Antique Crescent-Shaped Roof Tile (Wadang) with the ancient Tree of Life. The tree of life motif is rooted in ancient Korean shamanism, and appears on top of the famous 5th Century gold crowns of Silla. 15 x 10 x 6 inches, 38 x 25.5 x 15 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1028153 (stock #0601)
Korean Art and Antiques
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A magnificent Korean landscape like this needs a contemplative and appreciative soul to take it all in, and you'll find him here in the humble hut atop the bottom cliff. The standard 17th century manual of painting stated, "Figures should be painted in such a way that people, looking at the picture, wish that they could change places with them." The monk in this painting has taken a walk away from the temple in the higher part of the mountains to enjoy solitude under a tent with an awe-inspiring view. A good Korean mountain painting is more than a beautiful landscape; it is also a profound philosophical and spiritual statement. Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are represented. Mountain paintings are the most important paintings for traditional Korean artists. Most Korean homes and places of business have one proudly displayed in a place of prominence. Ink on paper. Frame size: 34.75 x 18.75 inches, 88 x 47.5 cm; Painting size: 24 x 13 inches, 61 x 33 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1027886 (stock #0588)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Memorial to Kim Koo by Chung Young Gok aka Kang Ho, a friend of Kim Koo. The second and third photos here are of Chung Young Gok with Kim Koo. The calligraphy states that it was composed on the occasion of a 1978 memorial ceremony to Kim Koo (1876 - 1949), the leader of the independence movement during Japan's occupation of Korea. The ceremony was at Baek Beom Sa Buddhist temple. The four main characters read: Su San Bok Hae, and translate: longevity like the mountain and good fortune like the sea. Wishes of good fortune are offered to Kim Hak Dae, a friend of Kim Koo and Chung Young Gok. Kim Hak Dae was at the memorial ceremony with Chung Young Gok. This work is an important piece of Korean history. Kim Koo is one of the most important figures in Korean history. His portrait will be on the new 100,000 Korean Won bill. Frame size: 64.25 x 18.5 inches, 163.5 x 47 cm; Painting size: 50 x 12 inches, 127 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006636 (stock #0579)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
Nepalese Mask of a Humla Aesthete with a Thorja Topknot. 11 inches, 28 cm. 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006635 (stock #0578)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Rai Tribe Mask with Pigment. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006634 (stock #0577)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Middle Hills Mask with a Third Eye. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1006633 (stock #0576)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Middle Hills Joker Mask. 9.25 inches 23.5 cm.