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Korean Vases

Korean vases have long been a sought after and esteemed craft throughout the world for their beauty and unique aesthetic. Madame Pompadour, esteemed member of Louis XV’s court, had a Korean vase in her collection in the 18th century.

During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910 A.D.), potters were encouraged to produce only objects with utilitarian applications, such as rice bowls and vessels for pickled foods, in accordance with the ascetic worldview of the time. Still, many ceramics share the formal characteristics of what one would commonly call a vase today, and the vase has emerged as a commonplace item after hundreds of years of developing the craft.

Korea continues to produce an assortment of vases using many of the same techniques and materials that have been practiced for hundreds of years. While potters today employ modern technologies in their production, their design aesthetic reflects the timeless beauty, predicated on simplicity and balance, that has defined Korean ceramics since time immemorial.


Quick Facts

  • Vases and ceramic wares from the Joseon Dynasty are often warped and assymetrical, qualities that have made them highly regarded among modern day collectors
  • During the Joseon Dynasty, vases made from white porcelain were often adorned with calligraphy, reflecting the newfound popularity of the art form at this time
  • The addition of incised lines—typically depictions of fish and insects or geometric designs—were introduced to Korean vases during the Goryeo Dynasty

Recommended Items at Auction

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Doppelkürbisvase
Dec 01, 11:00 AM CET
Doppelkürbisvase
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
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Korean, Joseon Dynasty, Chocolate Brown Glazed Vase
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Korean, Joseon Dynasty, Chocolate Brown Glazed Vase
by Eternity Gallery
Est: $1,000- $5,000
$3000 Bids
Korean Meiping Porcelain Vase
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Korean Meiping Porcelain Vase
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
A GRAYISH-WHITE GLAZED BOTTLE VASE, JOSEON DYNASTY
Dec 10, 11:00 AM CET
A GRAYISH-WHITE GLAZED BOTTLE VASE, JOSEON DYNASTY
by Galerie Zacke
Est: €750- €1,500
€7000 Bids
Early 20thc. Korean Celadon Glazed Meiping Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Early 20thc. Korean Celadon Glazed Meiping Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $75- $100
$300 Bids
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A KOREAN CELADON VASE WITH JAPANESE BOX
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
A KOREAN CELADON VASE WITH JAPANESE BOX
by Linwoods Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
KOREA. Vase of Meiping form out of porcelain
Dec 03, 2:00 PM CET
KOREA. Vase of Meiping form out of porcelain
by FW Auction
Est: €500- €800
€5000 Bids
A Korean grey pottery vase, Silla 57BCE-935CE,
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A Korean grey pottery vase, Silla 57BCE-935CE,
by Cheffins
Est: £100- £200
£800 Bids
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FIVE KOREAN CELADON PORCELAIN VASES 20th Century Heights from 5" to 13".
Dec 06, 9:30 AM EST
FIVE KOREAN CELADON PORCELAIN VASES 20th Century Heights from 5" to 13".
by Eldred's
Est: $700- $900
$3500 Bids
A STONEWARE BUNCHEONG VASE WITH FLORAL DECORATION
Dec 07, 9:30 AM CET
A STONEWARE BUNCHEONG VASE WITH FLORAL DECORATION
by Nagel Auction
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Antique Korean Celadon Lattice Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Korean Celadon Lattice Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$250 Bids
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €200- €300
€1500 Bids
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE, MAEBYONG
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE, MAEBYONG
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €400- €500
€3000 Bids
AN INCISED AND CÉLADON GLAZED CERAMIC GLOBULAR VASE
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
AN INCISED AND CÉLADON GLAZED CERAMIC GLOBULAR VASE
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €400- €500
€3400 Bids
A WHITE AND BROWN SLIP INLAID AND CÉLADON GLAZED CERAMIC VASE, MAEBYONG
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
A WHITE AND BROWN SLIP INLAID AND CÉLADON GLAZED CERAMIC VASE, MAEBYONG
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €300- €400
€2400 Bids
FOUR GLAZED CERAMIC VASES
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
FOUR GLAZED CERAMIC VASES
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €200
€1000 Bids
FOUR GLAZED CERAMIC VASES
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
FOUR GLAZED CERAMIC VASES
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €200
€1000 Bids
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Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase
Dec 16, 11:00 AM PST
Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $120
$200 Bids
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Korean Copper Red Porcelain Vase
Dec 16, 11:00 AM PST
Korean Copper Red Porcelain Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $50- $60
$200 Bids
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Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase
Dec 16, 11:00 AM PST
Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
A Korena Mother of Pearl on Brass Vase
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Korena Mother of Pearl on Brass Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
Signed Korean ceramic vase
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Signed Korean ceramic vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $80- $800
$800 Bids
A Korean Celadon Teardrop Vase
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Korean Celadon Teardrop Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE
Dec 16, 11:00 AM CET
A GLAZED PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €400- €500
€2400 Bids

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