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Korean - General

Korea has a storied and highly esteemed history of art. Sought-after Korean art dates back as far as 7000 B.C. and includes world-class pottery and ceramics, painting and calligraphy, and craftsman furniture.

In Korea, ceramics evolved from objects created for the utilitarian demands of everyday life to more decorative creations that included iconography from Buddhism and quotidian life. During the Iron Age (circa 300 B.C.), the potter wheel was introduced, which expanded the possibilities of ceramics. This enabled artisans to build more refined and consistent forms and introduced the white porcelain and celadon Korean pottery is known for today.

Korean painting encompasses a diversity of genres including landscape, portraiture, calligraphy, and abstraction. Korean art of all types continues to thrive internationally as well as in the Insadong district of Seoul, which features more than fifty art galleries. Artists such as Lee Ufan, Joonho Jeon, and Soo Koo Shim produce celebrated works of contemporary art.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Antique Korean civil official rank badge
Oct 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Korean civil official rank badge
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $150- $250
$701 Bid
Early Korean carved stone standing Buddha
Oct 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Early Korean carved stone standing Buddha
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
A Korean lacquered and mother-of-pearl jewellery box. 21 cm high.
Oct 08, 10:00 AM BST
A Korean lacquered and mother-of-pearl jewellery box. 21 cm high.
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £60- £80
£600 Bids
Rare North Korean Framed Embroidered Silk
Oct 22, 1:00 PM EDT
Rare North Korean Framed Embroidered Silk
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$400 Bids
A Korean silver-inlaid iron tobacco box, 19th century/Joseon dynasty
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
A Korean silver-inlaid iron tobacco box, 19th century/Joseon dynasty
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
An Antique Mother of Pearl Asian Lacquer Document Box
Oct 08, 1:00 PM EDT
An Antique Mother of Pearl Asian Lacquer Document Box
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $275- $2,750
$2750 Bids
Lot of 3 Korean Mask
Oct 08, 1:00 PM EDT
Lot of 3 Korean Mask
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
Korean silk dress and jacket
Oct 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Korean silk dress and jacket
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $60- $80
$300 Bids
Antique Korean carved stone seated official
Oct 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Korean carved stone seated official
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Korean - General


Millea Bros Ltd

Millea Bros Ltd

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

Kavanagh Auctions

Kavanagh Auctions