Antique Korean porcelain vase with blue underglaze design of the great dragon protector and the magic pearl flying in the clouds. Baluster form with high neck.
Ceramics are a form of popular art during the Joseon Dynasty. Examples of ceramics include white porcelain or white porcelain decorated with cobalt, copper red underglaze, blue underglaze and iron underglaze. Ceramics from the Joseon period differ from other periods because artists felt that each piece of art deserved its... Click for details
Antique Korean hardwood inlaid hexagonal brushpot with bronze corner brackets. Scholar objects floral arrangements on each panel with flowering prunus arrangement. Etched shell and coral inlay. Standing on scrolling feet.
Low rectangular Korean Inlaid table depicting a swirling 4-toed dragon with gold swirling inlaid whimsical clouds. Overall very good condition consistent with age. Brown lacquer over card wood body.
It was said that whoever could wield the yeouiju was blessed with the abilities of omnipotence and creation at will, and that only four-toed dragons (who had thumbs with which to hold the orbs) were both wise and powerful enough to wield these orbs, as opposed to the lesser, three-toed... Click for details
Antique Korean painting, very tall and narrow, of a pair of phoenix birds, one occupying the upper portion of the painting and the other one on the bottom. The lower phoenix emerges from water as shown by a blossoming lotus. The rest of the space surrounding both birds is filled with robust peony blossoms of different color. Painted in rich mineral colors on paper. Later put into a custom lacquered wood frame.
The magical phoenix is called Bonghwang in Korea. The double phoenix... Click for details
Korean bulbous vase, blue and white, dating from the 18th/19th century, with a cylindrical lip over a round body with a floral design and a cylindrical foot, the design in a whimsical style of Korean art.
Provenance East Coast NY Estate Choson Period 18th/19th century Size H 7" x W 8 1/4" x D 8 1/4"
Antique Korean Koryo bowl with celadon glaze and crackling, the small recessed well with carved outline, the exterior body of the bowl carved with repeating lotus petals, and standing on a short recessed foot.
Antique Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper in the form of a fish with spiked fins and carved scales and other detail. The piece has two holes, one for air and one for pouring out water for calligraphy.