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Korean Antiques & Art

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.

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Antique Korean Blue And White Vase Chosun Period
Jun 01, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Korean Blue And White Vase Chosun Period
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$604 Bids
Large Rare Eight-Lobed Flying Phoenix Bronze Mirror
May 28, 12:00 PM BST
Large Rare Eight-Lobed Flying Phoenix Bronze Mirror
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £450- £750
£1,2503 Bids
Rare Korean Five-lobed Bronze Mirror (Compare to Brooklyn Museum 2010.85.2)
May 28, 12:00 PM BST
Rare Korean Five-lobed Bronze Mirror (Compare to Brooklyn Museum 2010.85.2)
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £450- £750
£1,2503 Bids
Rare Eight-Lobed Bronze Mirror with Flying Geese/Bird
May 28, 12:00 PM BST
Rare Eight-Lobed Bronze Mirror with Flying Geese/Bird
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £450- £750
£1,2503 Bids
Korean Janggu Drum w/ Soft Case
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Korean Janggu Drum w/ Soft Case
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
Korean Folk Scroll Painting of Ducks on lotus pound with flying Birds with colour
May 28, 12:00 PM BST
Korean Folk Scroll Painting of Ducks on lotus pound with flying Birds with colour
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £60- £100
£1502 Bids
Korean Jun Sai 8 panel Screen of Birds and Flowers
May 28, 12:00 PM BST
Korean Jun Sai 8 panel Screen of Birds and Flowers
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £150- £250
£4502 Bids
Korean Buncheong Ware Pottery Vase
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Korean Buncheong Ware Pottery Vase
by Willow Auction House
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Hand Painted Korean Wood & Leather Drum
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
Hand Painted Korean Wood & Leather Drum
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Vintage Korean stoneware pottery vase
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Korean stoneware pottery vase
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $25- $55
$101 Bid
Two Korean Watercolors works On Paper
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Korean Watercolors works On Paper
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$251 Bid
Vintage Korean stoneware vase
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Korean stoneware vase
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $110
$201 Bid
Korean Blue & White Porcelain Bottle Vase
Jun 09, 12:00 PM EDT
Korean Blue & White Porcelain Bottle Vase
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Vintage Chin Heung Korean plate
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Chin Heung Korean plate
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $25- $55
$100 Bids
Korean Porcelain Cup Holder
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Korean Porcelain Cup Holder
by Stallion Hill Gallery
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
A KOREAN CELADON GLAZE HOLY WATER VASE
May 31, 7:00 AM EDT
A KOREAN CELADON GLAZE HOLY WATER VASE
by Ingenuity Gallery
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3000 Bids
A SET OF FOUR INK PAINTINGS DEPICTING THE "FOUR NOBLES"
Jun 11, 9:30 AM CEST
A SET OF FOUR INK PAINTINGS DEPICTING THE "FOUR NOBLES"
by Nagel Auction
Est: €1,200- €1,800
€1,2000 Bids
18TH C. KOREAN GLAZED AND CARVED EARTHENWARE JAR.
May 29, 10:00 AM EDT
18TH C. KOREAN GLAZED AND CARVED EARTHENWARE JAR.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$6000 Bids
高丽 韩国 十九世纪 青釉釉里红观音瓶 Korea, 19th C. Celadon-Glazed Copper-red Vase
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
高丽 韩国 十九世纪 青釉釉里红观音瓶 Korea, 19th C. Celadon-Glazed Copper-red Vase
by Gianguan Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
Korean Lacquer Charger with MOP Decoration
May 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Korean Lacquer Charger with MOP Decoration
by Montgomery Auction
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids
Korean Celadon Pottery Vase
May 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Korean Celadon Pottery Vase
by Montgomery Auction
Est: $200- $400
$200 Bids
Vintage Korean clay mask
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Korean clay mask
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $25- $65
$100 Bids
Two vintage Korean paper mache masks
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Two vintage Korean paper mache masks
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $30- $78
$120 Bids
Korean Celadon Bowl
May 26, 11:00 AM PDT
Korean Celadon Bowl
by Fine Estate Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Korean Antiques & Art


Auktionshaus Arnold

Auktionshaus Arnold

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Auctions at Showplace

TEG Auction Gallery

TEG Auction Gallery