Korea

Bronze Covered Bowl, Goryeo Dynasty, Korea, 13th Century

Korean patinated covered bronze container, of globular shape with a domical lid and raised on a slightly flaring foot ring,  Provenance: ex-collection of Yong Chin Kim, San Francisco,  Goryeo Dynasty, Korea, 13th century

7 inches diameter

17.8 cm diameter

$1250


Gilded Bronze Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Korea, Joseon Dynasty,16th Century

Gilded bronze image of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the Goddess of Compassion, sitting on the back of a resting lion. The gentle face hides a slight smile on a rounded face adorned with a full crown and large earrings, while the right hand, missing several fingers, is raised to his shoulder.  The left hand, with palms facing upward, rests on his lap. 

11.25 inches tall

28.6 cm tall

Price Upon Request


Sanggam Celadon Bowl, Goryeo Dynasty, 12th Century

 

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When refined clays are glazed with a recipe containing a little ferric (FeO3)), better known as iron oxide, and fired in what are called “reducing atmosphere kilns”, a chemical reaction occurs that changes the ferric to ferrous (FeO2) which reduces the amount of oxygen available for fuel and transforms the surface into a beautiful transparent glaze called celadon. Celadon colors range broadly, however pale green and blueish-green are the most prominent.

Korean celadon’s highest artistic and technical achievements were reached during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392AD) when a process called Sanggam was created. Delicate lines were incised into wet, unfired bodies of clay. The incised areas were then filled with a contrasting colored clay before the piece was fired. After the initial firing, the piece was cooled before a glaze was applied and the piece was fired a second time. Typically, small cracks, called glazing, covered the entire surface.

The interior of the 12/13th century Sanggam (inlaid) celadon bowl features a ring of linzhi mushrooms (representing longevity) framing a single flower. Three flowers and three pomegranate trees are evenly spaced around the interior wall while a band of geometric patterns rings the piece just below the rim. The exterior wall features a concentric band above the foot containing agricultural patterns while four roundels are evenly spaced within ab band of water symbols on the exterior wall. The raised foot retains three kiln marks and traces of sand

8.5 inches diameter

21.4 cm diameter

$2250


White Bottle Vase, Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

White bottle vase, Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century, with slightly flared mouth and moon-shaped body, potter’s rings visible on the body, with vertical foot rim.

11x 7.5 inches 

27.9 x 19 cm 

$2250


Bluish-White Porcelain Bottle Vase, Korean, Joseon Dynasty 19th Century

Bluish-white bottle vase, Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century, with slightly flared mouth and moon-shaped body, potter’s rings visible on the body, with vertical foot rim.

9.88  x 7 inches

25 x 17.8 cm

$3200


Celadon Vase, Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 16th Century

Celadon vase with flared mouth and lip, narrow neck flared to bulbous body, all-over very light to moderate crackling, firing grit affixed to glazed foot.

11.5 x  7.5 inches 

29.2 x 19 cm 

$3750


Celadon Bottle, Korean, Goryeo Dynasty, 14th Century

Celadon bottle vase, Korean with all over crackle, a flange mouth and lip, narrow neck tapered down the shoulder to meet conical sides, grit affixed to foot, Goryeo Dynasty, 14th century.  This bottle vase is from a kiln located in what is now North Korea.  A similar bottle is in a private collection in Japan.

7.75 x 4 inches 

19.7 cm x 10.2 cm

$5500


Celadon Vase, Korea, Joseon Dynasty

Bulbous Celadon vase with overall crackle from a kiln located in what is now North Korea.  It’s neck tapers before forming the lip.  Joseon Dynasty, 15/16th century.

7 x 5.75 inches 

17.8  14 cm 

$2800


Buncheong Bottle with Fish, Korea, 14/15th Century

Bulb shaped Buncheong bottle with iron-painted decoration of a whimsical  fish, Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 15/16th century.

6.25 x 5.25 inches 

15.9 cm x 13.3 cm

$1250


Korean Vase with Underglaze Brown Bamboo, Late Joseon Dynasty

Measuring 13.5 inches high by 13 inches in diameter, this monumental Meiping vase of a greyish white glaze has a ground with a brown iron oxide underglaze of a bamboo grove and a blooming cherry tree wrapped around the complete vase.  The vase measures approximately 6″ at the base and 5.25″ at the mouth, with a rising neck off the shoulder of approximately 1.25″.  Late Joseon Dynasty (1700-1910).

13.5”h x 13”w inches

34.3 x 33 cm

$3750



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