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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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Celedon Basketweave Articulated Vase
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Celedon Basketweave Articulated Vase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $75- $150
$253 Bids
TWO KOREAN WHITE GLAZED VASES, JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897)
Mar 05, 1:00 PM GMT
TWO KOREAN WHITE GLAZED VASES, JOSEON DYNASTY (1392-1897)
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£2001 Bid
Korean Celadon Glazed Dragon Vase
Mar 09, 9:00 AM PST
Korean Celadon Glazed Dragon Vase
by Abell Auction
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Korean Jade Green Antique Vase Pottery
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Korean Jade Green Antique Vase Pottery
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
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Korean Porcelain Blue White & Red Dragon Vase
Mar 22, 11:00 AM PDT
Korean Porcelain Blue White & Red Dragon Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
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Old Korean Bronze Beast Vase
Mar 22, 11:00 AM PDT
Old Korean Bronze Beast Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
A Korean White Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase
Mar 27, 10:00 AM CDT
A Korean White Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
A Korean White Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase
Mar 27, 10:00 AM CDT
A Korean White Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
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高麗 黑釉劃花梅瓶 A Black-glazed Vase, Korean Goryeo Dynasty
Mar 17, 2:00 PM CST
高麗 黑釉劃花梅瓶 A Black-glazed Vase, Korean Goryeo Dynasty
by Yu Jen Taipei
Est: NT$100,000- NT$120,000
NT$100,0000 Bids
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Tall Korean Stoneware Vase, Early Joseon
Mar 23, 11:00 AM PDT
Tall Korean Stoneware Vase, Early Joseon
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Korean Turquoise Glazed Porcelain Vase
Mar 23, 11:00 AM PDT
Korean Turquoise Glazed Porcelain Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Rare Korean Porcelain Vase
Mar 23, 11:00 AM PDT
Rare Korean Porcelain Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Large Korean Bronze Vase
Mar 22, 11:00 AM PDT
Large Korean Bronze Vase
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
A Korean Blue and White Porcelain 'Dragon' Bottle Vase
Mar 27, 10:00 AM CDT
A Korean Blue and White Porcelain 'Dragon' Bottle Vase
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
A Korean Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase
Mar 27, 10:00 AM CDT
A Korean Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase
by Hindman
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
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VASE ALS LAMPENFUSS
Mar 19, 9:00 AM CET
VASE ALS LAMPENFUSS
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF340- CHF400
CHF3400 Bids
Korean Celadon Plum Vase
Mar 11, 6:00 PM EDT
Korean Celadon Plum Vase
by The Auction Barn
Est: $50- $1,000
$500 Bids
A Vintage Korean Red Lacquer Ware Stem Vase, Mother of Pearl Peacock & Hen Inlay
Mar 17, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Vintage Korean Red Lacquer Ware Stem Vase, Mother of Pearl Peacock & Hen Inlay
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD200 Bids
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VASE
Mar 19, 9:00 AM CET
VASE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF300- CHF400
CHF3000 Bids
Antique Korean Basket Weave Celadon & Vase Pottery
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Korean Basket Weave Celadon & Vase Pottery
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Korean Vases


Wealthier Art & Auction

Wealthier Art & Auction

Hindman

Hindman

Premier Auction Galleries

Premier Auction Galleries

Schuler Auktionen

Schuler Auktionen