Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #993788 (stock #0465)
Korean Art and Antiques
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17th Century White Tara Tibetan Thangka. The White Tara goddess symbolizes transcendent knowledge and purity. In ancient Tibet, it was believed that Tara was reincarnated in every virtuous and pious woman. She was born from the eye of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and became his wife. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum. Mineral pigments on silk. 12 x 10 inches, 30 x 25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1088208 (stock #0803)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
18th Century Bronze Mango Purse from East India. For an identical example, please see page 52 of Oriental Art of India, Nepal, Tibet for Pleasure and Investment by Michael J. Ridley. 5 inches, 12.5 cm.
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 : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1076874 (stock #0749)
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18th Century Mongolian Thangka of a Guardian Deity General on a White Horse. 27 x 19.25 inches, 68.5 x 49 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1004951 (stock #0557)
Korean Art and Antiques
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18th Century Tibetan Rudra Chakrin, King of Shambhala Thangka, 43.5 x 25.5 inches, 91.5 x 66 cm. Most of these thangka were photographed through glass frames, so there may be a little blurriness. This thankga was in an exhibition at the University of Texas Art Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #950220 (stock #006y)
Korean Art and Antiques
$300.00
18th Century Tibetan Wood Vessel with Handles. Old native repairs. 14w x 9h inches, 35.5w x 23h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1384999 (stock #1345)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,200.00
19th Century Joseon Dynasty Korean Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar with a Splendid Face. Height: 9.5 inches, 24 cm; Circumference: 31 inches, 78.75 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1189905 (stock #1035)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
A similar jar acquired from us is published on page 86 of the Smithsonian catalogue, Symbols of Identity. The Haeju jar that we offer here has freely and beautifully painted cobalt blue chrysanthemum sprays, whose many petals are a symbol of abundance or fertility. In 1883, when royal support for the Bunwon kins ended, the kilns in Haeju, North Korea took over in a big way. Though Haeju jars are quite affordable, even the most serious collectors and major museums have them in their collections, because they are admired for their beautiful and freely expressive brushwork. Haeju kilns did not have to follow the restrictive rules and iconography of the royal kilns, so the painting in underglaze cobalt blue is bold, free, and very creative. Recent Korean Art Society events at the Brooklyn Museum and the Burke Collection included the viewing of Haeju ceramics in both of these very prominent Korean collections. The fun in collecting Haeju jars is in relying on your eye and your taste to choose the best-rendered examples, which we feel we have provided here for you. Height: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Circumference: 34.75 inches (88.25 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1189904 (stock #1034)
Korean Art and Antiques
$250.00
A similar jar acquired from us is published on page 86 of the Smithsonian catalogue, Symbols of Identity. The Haeju jar that we offer here has a beautiful painting in cobalt blue of a chrysanthemum spray, whose many petals are a symbol of abundance, and the other side of the jar has a stylized painting of persimmons, a symbol of joy and friendship in Korea. The persimmon's many seeds are a symbol of many blessings such as the joy of many friends or many children. In 1883, when royal support for the Bunwon kins ended, the kilns in Haeju, North Korea took over in a big way. Though Haeju jars are quite affordable, even the most serious collectors and major museums have them in their collections, because they are admired for their beautiful and freely expressive brushwork. Haeju kilns did not have to follow the restrictive rules and iconography of the royal kilns, so the painting in underglaze cobalt blue is bold, free, and very creative. Recent Korean Art Society events at the Brooklyn Museum and the Burke Collection included the viewing of Haeju ceramics in both of these very prominent Korean collections. The fun in collecting Haeju jars is in relying on your eye and your taste to choose the best-rendered examples, which we feel we have provided here for you. Height: 10 inches (25.5 cm), Circumference: 33.25 inches (84.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1113551 (stock #0852)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
19th Century Korean Blue and White Porcelain Bottle with Beautifully Painted Peony Sprays. The peony is an ancient symbol of love and prosperity in Korea. 7.5h x 4.5w inches, 19h x 11.5w cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275605 (stock #1172)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
19th Century Chinese Personal Dining Table with Beautiful Grain and Color, and a Rare and Elegant Form. The original natural oil finish has been buffed to a clear beautiful shine over many decades of buffing and cleaning, and is so much more attractive than the waxy chemical finishes on today's furniture. 22 x 14 x 5 inches, 56 x 35.5 x 12.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #805655 (stock #0236)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This piece was recently on view at an exhibition at the Korea Society. Genuine 19th Century Ton-kwe (Korean Coin Chests) are becoming increasingly rare on the antiques market. They are highly prized by collectors, as their purpose required that they be the heaviest and most well constructed piece of furniture in the home. 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. Here's a funny quote from 1898 on Korean money by Mattie Ingold, an American missionary physician who worked in Jeonju: "If Korean money were proportionately as great in value as it is in weight and clumsiness, the Koreans would be a very wealthy people." This coin chest is a fine and old example. The iron lockplate is itself a work of art. It is in the shape of an inventively rendered swallowtail, and is adorned with wan symbols (the wheel of life in Buddhism and the symbol of universal peace and harmony), a symbol that actually predates Buddhism and originally represented the revolving sun or life. In Buddhism it represents represents the Heart of the Buddha, resignation of spirit, and all happiness that humanity desires. The swallowtail shape is echoed in the iron hinges. The swallow is a symbol of beauty and prosperity in Korea. 36w x 21h x 17.5d inches, 91.5 x 53.5 x 44.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1088206 (stock #0802)
Korean Art and Antiques
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19th Century Gilded Bronze Thai Buddha. Its bold beauty contrasts wonderfully with its quiet serenity. 9.5 inches, 24 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1079819 (stock #0780)
Korean Art and Antiques
$7500.00
19th Century Hwajodo Bird and Flower Screen Painting filled with beauty and symbolism. The geese, swallows, sparrows, chickens, and yellow sparrows are all paired here to symbolize love. The peonies are a symbol of love and prosperity. The rocks in each painting are a symbol of eternity. So peonies with rocks combine to grant wishes for eternal love. The yellow sparrows have special symbolism. The word for yellow sparrows is hwangjak, which sounds like hwanjak, meaning great pleasure and profound happiness. Geese mate for life and are a symbol of marital fidelity. The rooster and hen are ancient guardian figures. The swallow is a symbol of beauty and delight. This screen would have been displayed at a wedding, and then moved to the couple's home for them to cherish all of their lives. Colors on silk. Total Dimensions: 97 x 60.5 inches, 246.5 x 153.5 cm; Each Painting: 31.75 x 11.5 inches, 81 x 29 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1384574 (stock #1343)
Korean Art and Antiques
$2,500.00
19th Century Korean Black Lacquered Mother-Of-Pearl Soban Personal Dining Table in rare excellent condition. Filled with abundant ancient symbolism: The moon, cranes, clouds, and mythical bullocho plant are symbols of longevity; when the cranes are paired like this, they are a symbol of eternal love; the plum blossoms are a symbol of courage because they bloom early, when winter is not quite finished yet; the orchids are are symbol of virtue; and the bamboo is a symbol of wisdom and resilience, because in a strong wind, rather than stubbornly stand firm, which can cause it to break, it wisely bends with the wind. Beautifully carved on all four sides are stylized peonies, ancient symbol of abundance. You are unlikely to find another mother-of-pearl table of this age and quality in this remarkable condition. 14 x 11 x 8.5 inches, 35.5 x 28 x 21.6 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1223014 (stock #1080)
Korean Art and Antiques
$200.00
19th Century Korean Pillow Embroidered with Peonies on both ends of the pillow. The peonies are an ancient symbol of love and prosperity in Korea. 10 x 4 x 4 inches, 25.5 x 10 x 10 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1385072 (stock #1346)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
19th Century Korean Porcelain Bowl with Thick Blue/White Glaze and a Beautiful Surface. Height: 3 inches, 7.5 cm; Circumference: 14 inches, 35.5 cm.