Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #801534 (stock #0167)
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Gorgeous Hinged Basket (Gori) with Red Lacquered Trim. An exquisite Korean basket filled with auspicious symbolism: chrysanthemum hinges for a fruitful life, a Ssanghee (symbol of happiness and the sharing of joy in marriage, which expands to union of Heaven and Earth and Yin and Yang) is woven on the lid and inside on the bottom, auspicious floral designs on the lid, and a pullocho mythical longevity plant for the lock clasp. A flowing sense of continuity is achieved by the repeated and mirrored use of the 'ryul' character throughout the red lacquered area. 11 x 9 x 5.5 inches, 28 x 23 x 14 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1271654 (stock #1156)
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Calligraphy by the Joseon Dynasty's Last Prime Minister, Lee Wan Yong aka Ildang (1858 - 1926). He was prime minister of Korea in 1906 - 1910. Lee is Korea's most infamous traitor, the "Benedict Arnold of Korea", for signing the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty in 1910. Connoisseurs begrudgingly acknowledge his great talents as a calligrapher, but the disdain with which he is regarded keeps the demand, and thus the prices of his work very low. Mounted on sky blue silk. Scroll: 74.5 x 17.5 inches, 189 x 44.5 cm; Calligraphy: 51.5 x 12.75 inches, 131 x 32.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #833567 (stock #0264)
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Antique Korean Black Inkstone Box and Antique Inkstone. The poem on the lid is a beautiful work of calligraphy. It can be read in two directions as "Celebrated mountain object" and "Celebrated mountain extraordinary wisdom", meaning that this object will be used in the pursuit of wisdom. The inkstone has a banana leaf motif, referencing the 8th Century Chinese scholar and celebrated calligrapher, Huaisu who wrote on banana leaves when he ran out of paper. A rare and most interesting find. 9.5w x 6d x 2.75h inches, 24w x 15d x 7h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1255856 (stock #1134)
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Early 20th Century Large Black-Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Box, in fair condition with much loss of the mother-of-pearl. The brass hardware is old but is not original. 31.5 x 18.5 x 16.5 inches, 80 x 47 x 42 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #801498 (stock #0158)
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Lovely Framed Bojagi Korean Patchwork Wrapping Cloth (Chogakbo). Since they are made from scraps of cloth, no two bojagi are alike. The versatile bojagi could be used for wrapping objects, covering them, or carrying them. A fine and framed example of a uniquely Korean folk art object. Frame: 25 x 24 inches (63.5 x 61 cm), Bojagi: 18.5 x 17.5 inches (47 x 44.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #906754 (stock #0392)
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A Fine and Old Painting of Dokseong, Korea's Hermit Saint in a most beautiful landscape. This gorgeous painting has a phenomenal dark patina that could only have developed through years of ritual use and adds greatly to the contemplative beauty and serenity of this very special work of art. Dokseong is pictured in an inspiring remote mountain forest, a Daoist style landscape where he seeks solitude and self-cultivation. His attire is that of a Buddhist monk. He is revered by Buddhists and Shamans. Paintings of Dokseong are the most constant companions of Sanshin (Mountain God) paintings in the Sanshin-gak Shrine of Buddhist temples in Korea. Some temples even give Dokseong his own shrine, the Dokseong-gak. There is an old inscription at the bottom of the painting. Frame: 34.75 x 26 inches (88 x 66 cm), Painting: 29.75 x 21 inches (75.5 x 53.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1369024 (stock #1321)
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$700.00
Red Lacquered Safe with Beautiful Metalwork with a great variety of auspicious symbols: a tortoise lock (symbol of longevity), bats (symbol of happiness), bullocho (mythical longevity plant), plum blossoms (symbol of courage because the plum tree blooms at the end of winter, before spring has arrived), and the swastika that is the ancient Buddhist symbol for the wheel of life. 13.5d x 11h x 9w inches, 34d x 28h x 23w cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1227284 (stock #1088)
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$200.00
Beautiful Framed Antique Embroidered Pillow End with Abundant Symbols of Love. The pair of kissing birds are a symbol of love, the pair of butterflies are a symbol of love and happiness, and the peonies are symbols of love and prosperity. Frame: 12.75 x 12.75 inches, 32.25 x 32.25 cm; Pillow End: 5.25 x 5.25 inches, 13.25 x 13.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #871234 (stock #0331)
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Beautifully Rendered and Painted Korean Rooster Funerary Figure. Funerary figures (kkoktu), were used on the funeral bier. Traditionally, these figures would be burned after their use, but thankfully this one survived the pyre and what was intended to be an ephemeral existence. It was removed to the home and used as a good luck and guardian figure to bless and protect the home. Because it was believed that the rooster's morning cry drove away the night's evil spirits, an important talisman to ward off evil spirits was wood-carved roosters. They are a very important icon in traditional Korean folk art and in Korean tradition in general. The rooster’s comb symbolizes intelligence; traditional officials’ hats are based on the comb. The claws mean strength. The rooster was called the 'clock bird' and was sacred to Koreans. 14h x 9w inches, 35.5h x 23w cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1217852 (stock #1062)
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Rare Antique Korean Embroidered Hwajodo Bird and Flower Screen. 61.5 x 33 inches, 156 x 84 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #803407 (stock #0215)
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Yakjeowul, Complete Scale Set with Original Wood Case for Weighing Medicine. The item being weighed would be hung from the hook while the weight would be moved along the notches on the beam until a balance was achieved. The mark on the notch would indicate the weight of the item. 15.75 x 3 inches, 40 x 7.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1404417 (stock #1420)
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$1,250.00
Very Rare Korean Antique Wood Carved and Painted Wedding Geese Couple. A charming work of bright and colorful Korean folk art. These geese were a gift from a groom to a bride many years ago. Because geese mate for life, the goose was a symbol of the groom's lifelong commitment to his bride. When an antique Korean wedding goose comes on the market, it is usually only a single goose. This is the only couple we have ever had. #1 length: 11.5 inches (29cm), width: 3.5 inches (9cm), height: x 5.5 inches (14cm). #2 length: 9.5 inches (24cm), depth: 3 inches (7.5cm), height: 5.5 inches (14cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1227419 (stock #1093)
Korean Art and Antiques
$100.00
Beautiful Framed Korean Antique Embroidered Panel with Idyllic and Symbolic Scenery. The crane, pine tree, deer, clouds, rocks, water, and tortoise are all longevity symbols. When the tortoise are paired like this, they symbolize eternal love. The plum blossoms are a symbol of courage, because they bloom early, before winter is finished. The orchids are a symbol of modesty and purity. The peony flower is a symbol of prosperity. A unique and fascinating work of Korean folk art. Frame: 14 x 14 inches, 35.5 x 35.5 cm; Embroidered Panel: 9 x 9 inches, 23 x 23 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1074669 (stock #0735)
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$200.00
Framed Embroidered Bojagi Wrapping Cloth with Peonies, Irises, Maple Leaves, Cherry Blossoms, and Chrysanthemums, framed in a deep frame of exotic Korean paulownia wood. Korean embroidery is distinguished from other East Asian embroidery by its three-dimensionality, the product of the unique Korean technique of twisting multiple threads together in various thicknesses, as opposed to the use of single threads by embroidery artists in other countries. The deep frame adds to the three-dimensionality. Frame: 18.5 x 18.5 inches, 47 x 47 cm; 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1308451 (stock #1214)
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$100.00
Lovely Korean Antique Painted Box with Flowers, Rocks, and Butterfly. These types of boxes are very rare because they were made only during a very short period of time at the very end of the Joseon Dynasty, in the last decade of the 19th Century and first decade of the 20th Century (1890s and 1900s). The paintings are custom made for the boxes and are then mounted onto the boxes. Similar examples of painted boxes can be seen in the book, Korean Furniture and Culture (pages 85 and 86) by Yoon Bokcha, Chi Soon, and Park Youngsoon; and Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (page 273). 7 x 7 x 7 inches, 18 x 18 x 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #999006 (stock #0496)
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This finely embroidered bojagi is the oldest bojagi we have ever had. It would have been used as a beautiful way of covering food. The thick paper lining would protect both the food and the cloth. The loop handle on the top would be used to remove the bojagi from the dining table, and could be used to carry the bojagi, after neatly folding it as shown in the second photo here. Peonies, a symbol of prosperity, adorn the center. Azaleas, one of Korea's most beloved flowers, adorn each corner of this heart-warming bojagi. Azaleas often appear in Korean art and literature, and is the chosen symbol of many Korean cities. 19 x 19 inches, 48 x 48 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1160480 (stock #0957)
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$200.00
Rare Embroidered Korean Antique Child's Belt (Dolddi) with Sipjangsaeng, the traditional ten symbols of longevity: Sun, mountains, cranes, bamboo, tortoise, pine tree, water, bullocho, clouds, and deer. When the deer, tortoise, and crane are paired, as they are here, they are also a symbol of eternal love. The bamboo is a symbol of integrity and resilience, because it bends in a strong wind and returns to its upright position. The butterfly is a symbol of happiness, and is often paired with the peony flower, an ancient symbol of prosperity. The lotus blossom is a symbol of purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. A beautifully and meticulously embroidered work of art. 16 x 3.5 inches, 40.5 x 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1275413 (stock #1170)
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$100.00
Antique Korean Box Painted with Butterfly and Flowers and Beautiful Rock, with Butterfly Handles. These types of boxes are very rare because they were made only during a very short period of time at the very end of the Joseon Dynasty, in the last decade of the 19th Century and first decade of the 20th Century (1890s and 1900s). The paintings are custom made for the boxes and are then mounted onto the boxes. Similar examples of painted boxes can be seen in the book, Korean Furniture and Culture (pages 85 and 86) by Yoon Bokcha, Chi Soon, and Park Youngsoon; and Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (page 273). 18d x 13.5w x 3.5h inches, 45.75d x 34.25w x 9h cm.