A fantastic pair of Chosun Dynasty Korean "grand father" guardian statues from Jeju Island. Made of local volcanic stone, dating back to the 19th century. These figures were traditionally placed in pairs and, according to legend, anyone who rubbed their noses would be blessed with fertility and the birth of a son.
Early 19th Century
Size: 11" L x 8" W x 26"H
Antique Korean Painted Horn Box
Antique Korean small jewelry box, with painted horn scenes of scholars, deer, cranes, peacocks, women at work in panels of red, green, pink, yellow, blue, and green pigments.
Size: 8.5" L x 6.5" W x 5" H
Antique Korean Burl Vanity Box
Antique Korean vanity box made with attractive burl hardwood, decorated in incised brass hardware of bats, double happiness signs, and floral motifs. The feet are carved with beast's faces. Turn of the century.
Size: 13.5" L x 8.5" D x 12.5" H
Antique Korean Framed Fish Painting
Antique Korean framed painting of a carp leaping out of the water, with a red setting sun in the background, and rolling wave motifs below. 19th century Chosun Period
Size: (entire frame) 35.75" H x 18.5" L x 1" W (artwork only) 20" H x 12" L
Korean Buddhist Religious Painting
A religious temple painting of a yellow buddha surrounded by 10 deity attendants. Seated atop a lotus throne, the buddha makes a gesture of reassurance, abbaya mudra, with his right hand, and a gesture of liberality with his left hand, varada mudra. There is an inset inscription on the left. Chosun Dynasty 17th/18th century. It measures 50" wide by 54" tall by 2.5" deep. Incense marks throughout. Previously featured in the 2008 Arts of Pacific Asia show.
Price on Request
Antique Korean Ginko wood Bandaji (blanket chest)
Beautiful Northern Korean bandaji (blanket storage chest) with highly ornate white brass fittings incised with birds and flowers and auspicious symbols. The white brass plated mounts are cladded onto the front of the chest hinged to allow operation of the drop leaf door. The chest has two handles on the side for mobility and two handles on the front to aid in operation of the door.
Yi Dynasty (circa 19th Century)
Size: 23 3/4" High x 37" Wide x 19 1/2" Deep
Korean Framed Woodblock Print of Colorful Masks
A small framed Korean woodblock print, with vivid pigments of yellow, magenta, and blue, printed images of whimsical Korean masks and banners. Numbered 31/500, title 183, with signature in pencil, and red chop by artist.
Size: (entire frame)11.25" L x 11.25" H (artwork only) 4.25" L x 4.25" H
Antique Korean Large Porcelain Blue and White Vase
Antique Korean large blue and white porcelain jar, with a long, oval shaped body. Cobalt underglaze sparrows and pomegranates on branches decorate the body, with a collar of ruyi motifs along the base of the neck. The foot has a single ring above it in cobalt blue. Choson Dynasty 19th century.
Size: 10" L x 13.5" H
Antique Korean Blue and White Vase
Antique Korean blue and white vase of a wide octagonal form, with underglaze cobalt blue script motifs along the shortened neck. The interior and foot are also glazed in white. Choson Dynasty
Size: 7" W x 6.5" H
Antique Korean Large Porcelain Crackle Vase
Antique Korean glazed bottle vase. Pear shaped rising to a tall neck with a slightly everted rim and applied with a glossy transparent glaze. Fluted rounded rim with natural design. Would have been used to store choice fluids. Choson period circa 1850s.