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Korean Antique Elm Wood Ton-Kwe (Coin Trunk)
Korean: Furniture Pre 1900: item #1258713

Korean Antique Elm Wood Ton-Kwe (Coin Trunk)
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



 

Korean antique ton-kwe (coin trunk), made of elm wood with original deep brown finish and beautiful grain, wonderful iron hardware including corner bracing and large lock plate, 19th century. Size: 14 1/2" high x 34 3/4" wide x 17" deep.

Antique Korean Elm Wood Chest
Korean: Furniture Pre 1910: item #1258274

Antique Korean Elm Wood Chest
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



$1,650  

Korean chest made from solid elm wood (Keyaki wood in Japanese), with two large hinged doors decorated with pierced brass plating, two front handles on incised brass backplates shaped like lucky bats, and a large front brass lockplate, which has been cleaned. The inside of the chest has 9 drawers of varying size, each with a brass handle on flower-shaped brass mounts. The chest is very sturdy and heavy, its bottom with lovely carved form. circa 1900s Size: 26" height, 23" width, 16.25" depth

A Korean Water Dropper - Curled Carp
Korean: Ceramics Pre 1930: item #1256500
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A Korean Water Dropper - Curled Carp
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Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
203.272.7392



 

Here we have a Korean pottery water dropper made in the style of the Joseon (Choson) dynasty. This water dropper - known as suiteki in Japan -is used at the scholars desk to dampen the solid inkstone. The dropper is the classic blue dropper in the form of a curled fish. This curled fish form was very popular during the 19th century and many examples of it still abound. It measures Width 2.2" by Length 2.4" and 1" thick - it weighs 80 g. and is in very good condition.... Click for details

Very Rare 18th Century Korean Book Chest
Korean: Furniture Pre 1800: item #1255857
1135

Very Rare 18th Century Korean Book Chest
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



 

Very scarce, one-of-a-kind 18th Century Book Chest (Chaekjang) that was treasured by a studious Korean scholar over 200 years ago. A portion of the back panel has been replaced, at the bottom of the back panel. 37.5w x 25.25w x 18.5d inches, 95.25 x 64 x 47 cm.

Large Black-Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Box
Korean: Furniture Pre 1920: item #1255856
1134

Large Black-Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Box
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



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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.

Antique Korean Wooden Amida Buddha with Gold Leaf
Korean Pre 1920: item #1255035

Antique Korean Wooden Amida Buddha with Gold Leaf
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



$10,000  

Large Korean wooden statue of the Amida Buddha or Amitābha, also known as "The Buddha of Infinite Light." He was covered in an oyster shell pigment in order to smooth out the woodgrain, a red lacquer was applied over it, and finally a gold leaf topcoat was applied. He is typically shown in a standing position and is oddly portrayed seated in this statue. 19th century Size: 36" height, 23.5" width, 19.5" depth

Rare Late Joseon Dynasty Buddhist King of Hell Painting
Korean: Paintings Pre 1900: item #1255020
1133

Rare Late Joseon Dynasty Buddhist King of Hell Painting
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



 

Rare Late Joseon Dynasty Buddhist King of Hell Painting. A fantastic rendering. 70 x 32.5 inches, 178 x 82.5 cm.

Fan Painting by Lee Nam Ho aka Geum Chu (1908-2001)
Korean: Paintings Pre 2000: item #1254622
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Fan Painting by Lee Nam Ho aka Geum Chu (1908-2001)
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



 

Ode to Autumn, fan painting by one of Korea's most famous contemporary artists who worked in the traditional style, Lee Nam Ho aka Geum Chu (1908-2001), beautifully framed and newly silk mounted. The sparrow sings to the beautiful flower of autumn, the camellia, an ancient symbol of faithfulness in Korea. The bamboo on the right is a symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even wh... Click for details

Beautiful Example of Hwajodo, Bird and Flower Painting
Korean: Paintings Pre 1910: item #1254617
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Beautiful Example of Hwajodo, Bird and Flower Painting
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



 

Beautiful Late Joseon Dynasty Example of Hwajodo, Korean Traditional Bird and Flower Painting. The many seeds of the pomegranate symbolize plenty. This usually meant plenty of children, so it was a popular fertility symbol. Newly framed and beautifully silk mounted. Frame: 43 x 24 inches (109 x 61 cm), Painting: 36 x 18 inches (91.5 x 45.75 cm).

Beautiful Set of Four 19th Century Rice Cake Molds
Korean: Folk Art Pre 1900: item #1253762
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Beautiful Set of Four 19th Century Rice Cake Molds
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Korean Art and Antiques
917-675-1369



 

Beautiful Set of Four 19th Century Korean Rice Cake Molds (Ddeoksal) filled with auspicious symbolism. Korean folk art at its best. Dimensions of each cake mold (from left to right in the first photo here): 7.75 x 2.5 x 2.25 inches (19.75x6.25x5.75cm), 4.5 x 2.75 x 2 inches (11.5x7x5cm), 3 x 3 x 2.5 inches (7.5x7.5x6.25cm), 7 x 2.25 x 2.5 inches (17.75x5.75x6.25cm).

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