Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391329 (stock #1359)
Korean Art and Antiques
$600.00
11th Century Korean Celadon Lotus Bowl. Most celadons are from the 12 to 14th Century. This is a rare early example of an 11th Century celadon, and a fine example, at that. Molded in the form of a lotus, an ancient symbol of purity and rebirth, because the lotus rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. A deep dark green celadon color and exquisite form. 6.25 inches wide x 3.5 inches high; 16.5 cm wide x 9 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1139800 (stock #0910)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1000.00
12th Century Celadon Bowl with Lotus Blossoms Carved in High Relief, beautifully and masterfully rendered. The lotus blossom is an ancient symbol or purity and rebirth. 7w x 3h inches, 17.75w x 7.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1079120 (stock #0767)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1200.00
12th Century Conical Pure Celadon Bowl with sublime color and shape. 6w x 2h inches, 15w x 5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1391333 (stock #1360)
Korean Art and Antiques
$750.00
12th Century Korean Inlaid Celadon Chrysanthemum Dish of Fine Color, with an inlaid circular ryu scroll in the inside of the bowl. The chrysanthemum's many petals is an ancient symbol of an abundant life or fertility. The ryu was a royal scepter with a head in the shape of the mythological bullocho longevity plant. 4.75 inches wide x 1 inch high; 12 cm wide x 2.5 cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1119706 (stock #0879)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
12th Century Lotus Form Celadon Cup with delicately incised peonies (symbol of prosperity), an incised floral scroll around the outer rim, and a carved chrysanthemum (symbol of abundance) in the bottom of the cup. The base and body of the cup are in the form of lotus blossom petals, a symbol of rebirth and purity. There is some loss to a few petals. 3w x 2.5h inches, 7.5w x 6.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1341874 (stock #1255)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
13th Century Celadon Bowl with Lotus Blossoms Carved in High Relief, beautifully and masterfully rendered. The lotus blossom is an ancient symbol or purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the sun. 7w x 3h inches, 17.75w x 7.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1006621 (stock #0566)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
13th Century Inlaid Celadon Vase with Finely Rendered Willow Trees and Reeds, and a large band of lotus blossoms circling both the top and bottom. The mouth and neck have been restored. The willow is a symbol of peace and contentment. 11h x 6.75w inches, 28h x 17w 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 : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1319185 (stock #1238)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
19th Century Korean Blue and White Porcelain Six-Sided Water Dropper painted with Chrysantemums, whose many petals symbolize fertility and prosperity. The water dropper is one of the most prized possessions of a Korean scholar. He used it constantly to mix his ink, so he became very familiar with this object and attached to it, and came to love the way it felt in his hand, and was inspired by its form and beauty. A scholar's water dropper was a symbol of his refinement and good taste. In keeping with the Korean Confucian gentleman's aesthetic, artifice and colorful designs that catered to base instincts were to be avoided, while a natural and deep respect for nature was to be upheld. 2.25w x 1h inches, 5.75 x 2.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #805655 (stock #0236)
Korean Art and Antiques
SOLD
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 : 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
SOLD
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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372094 (stock #1327)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1,200.00
Ohaedo fish paintings are an ancient Korean symbol of eternal vigilance, because fish never close their eyes. During the Joseon Period, it was popular to give fish paintings to children to instill in them this important life lesson. This is a splendid example of the ancient tradition of Ohaedo (Korean fish painting). Frame: 40.5 x 24 inches, 103 x 61 cm; Painting: 24.5 x 17.5 inches, 62 x 44.5 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.