19th Yi dynasty Korean Buddha painting with 16 deities. The Korean Buddhist painting represents the portrayal of buddha giving a sermon on the Lotus Sutra on Youngchuksan mountain. The buddha is centrally positioned and directed as a larger figure amongst the many budasatvasf and lesser gods.
Symmetrically positioned to his right and left, represented a stable world order. An iconic painting for a sacred temple
The painting is rendered with color pigments on cotton... Click for details
Antique Korean square wrapping cloth called bojagi. Used to wrap various items from precious Buddhist ritual objects to wedding gifts, common household items like dining trays and even food. This type of bojagi, made of a patchwork of different fine silk fragments is called chogak bo (or jogakbo). Women sew together the patchwork wrappings in beautiful designs while thinking good wishes for the recipient. Connecting the small scraps of cloth together is symbolic of a long life. This fine... Click for details
Antique Korean pair of small Koryŏ porcelain cups. Elegant form with small feet and sharply flared sides. Fine celadon glaze in pale blue with high transparency. The interiors are a paler translucent glaze. Each cup has a simple blue underglaze dot in the underside of the foot.
Goryeo (Koryŏ) Dynasty (918 (935)-1392)
Dimensions: 2 3/4" high x 1 5/8" wide diameter each
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