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Gorgeous, Old and Rare Octagonal Embroidered Lady's Box with Pairs of Lavishly Plumaged Phoenix, Cranes, Ducks on Stylized Waves, Sun, and Pine Trees. The phoenix was long favored by royalty and the aristocracy as a symbol of dignity, elegance, and a prosperous future. Phoenix in pairs, as seen here, symbolize a happy and prosperous marriage. Cranes and ducks mate for life and symbolize eternal love. The sun, waves, and pine trees symbolize long life and eternity...
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...
19th Century portrait of the Buddhist monk, Donghwadang Youngo. The inscription reads, "Dong Hwa Dang Young O Dae Sun Sa Jee Jin". Frame: 58.5 x 45 inches, 148.5 x 114 cm; Painting: 45.5 x 31.5 inches, 115.5 x 80 cm.
Korean Art and Antiques
Fine 19th Century Perfectly Matched Pair of Oiled Paper on Wood Wedding Chests with a Beautiful Surface. Only very old oiled paper that has aged for many years can give you this warm, deep, dark hue. A rare perfect pair that is guaranteed to add warmth and beauty to any room. Dimensions of each chest: 30w x 17.5h x 14.75 inches, 76w x 44.5h x 37.5 cm.
19th Century Korean Wood Trunk, One of an Old and Elegant Pair (see the last photo here for the pair). The other chest is listed separately on this site (Stock #0488). The lock plate is a beautiful circle of pullocho, the mythical longevity plant. The color and patina of the old aged wood is remarkable. 28w x 16h x 13.5d inches, 71w x 40.5h x 34d cm.
Elegant 19th Century Korean Wood Trunk. The lock clasp on this chest is in the form of a pullocho, the mythical longevity plant. The color and patina of the old aged wood is remarkable. 28w x 16h x 13.5d inches, 71w x 40.5h x 34d cm.
Very Fine and Rare Silver Inlaid Iron Brazier (a source of heating and light), the finest example, truly museum quality, hexagonal shape, likely the finest and most well-preserved example, beautifully rendered and in pristine condition...
This silver eunjangdo is a set that includes a pair of silver chopsticks, used by royalty and aristocrats to detect if their food is poisoned. Eunjangdo were worn by women of rank as a chest pendant and a symbol of their social standing. This dagger also served as a tool to save women from personal humiliation or peril, not by attacking an assailant but by killing themselves, under the Confucian moral obligation of medieval Korea 'to remain faithful to one spouse'...
Large Floral Painting and Calligraphy by Kim Yong Jin (1879-1968). His paintings are collected and admired by Koreans for capturing the spiritual essence of the scholar gentleman. Mounting: 87.5 x 27 inches, 222 x 69 cm; Painting: 52.5 x 21.5 inches, 133 x 55 cm.
Korean Silla Kingdom (circa 6th century) unglazed reddish-gray stoneware funerary food vessel with domed cover on a high stem foot broadly flaring at the base and decorated with rectangular perforations. The lid is covered with incised designs and has a central finial. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs. The piece is in very good overall condition with minor imperfections consistent with its age. I cannot be certain if the lid was originally made for this specific bowl...
Very beautiful Korean sterling silver (marked) sugarbowl with blue enamel with very nice blossoming magnolias. Height of the bowl itself 6,5 cm./ with lid 11 cm. Wide (from ear to ear)14,5 cm. Length of the spoon 12 cm. In perfect condition. Round 1950. Weight: almost 300 gram.
Rare Koryo Dynasty Jung Byung (Kundika Buddhist Ritual Pitcher) Water Dropper. There is some loss to the tip of the spout, otherwise it is in Very Good Condition. 6 inches (15cm) tall.
see also item 964087.Both scrolls have a story but I don't know which one belongs to this scroll. One story is an ode to Saint Francis of Assisi, who talked to birds and trees, the other one is an ode to the beauty of autumn flowers. The scroll is in good condition and probably 19th.C. Maybe someone knows more about them, the maker or the marks.
see also item 971983. Both scrolls have a story but I am not sure which one belongs to this scroll. One story is an ode to Saint Francis Of Assisi, who talked to birds and trees. The other one is an ode to the beauty of autumn flowers. They are in good condition and probably 19th. century. Maybe someone knows more about them, the marks or the maker.
White Celadon Jar Number Two by Kim Young Mi. This beautiful and unusual shade of celadon is achieved by the artist's skillful manipulation of the glaze. 7.5h x 7w inches, 19h x 18w cm.
Korean Art and Antiques
Set of Four Wood-Fired Cups by Kim Young Mi. Dimensions of the largest cup: 6 inches wide x 3 inches high, (15cm wide x 7.5 cm high).
Nesting Instincts by Korean Basket Artist Joun Sungnim. There is a museum named after Joun Sungnim in Opo, Korea, where her work and basketry from all over the world is on display. Artist's Description of this piece: The moment of the birth of new life preserved in the nest. Material: Ramie and Mulberry Paper bottom. Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 4 inches, 38 x 38 x 10 cm.
Korean : Contemporary item #957789 (stock #0438)
Order and Change by Korean Basket Artist Joun Sungmin. There is a museum in Opo, Korea that is named after Joung Sungnim, where her work and basketry from all over the world is on display. Artist's Description of this piece: Order is inconvenient but gives us comfort, change can be chaotic but grants freedom. Beauty is created by repeating order and change. Material: Sedge. Dimensions: 16.5 x 18.75 x 18.75 inches, 42 x 22 x 22 cm.