The Korean Ceramic And Artwork Exhibition

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THE KOREAN ARTWORK EXHIBITION

Korean ceramics

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A Large Blue and White Porcelain Water Dropper in the form of a Mythical Lion (Haetae). Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Modelled as a seated lion supporting a large double-gourd bottle balanced on a tasseled saddle, the lion’s mane, eye pupils, beard and tail accented by lines and dabs of underglaze blue as well as blue decorative florets and cord of the neck bell, the base of the double-gourd flask moulded with a band of lappets picked out in underglaze blue; the vessel also applied with a glossy, clear glaze; flat base unglazed; 6½ x 6¼ x 5 1/8in. (16.4 x 15.8 x 13cm.) –  Estimate $300,000 – $350,000

Notes: The long history of Korean ceramics includes a tradition of whimsical, humorous animal sculptures. In the Koryo dynasty, celadon waterdroppers were modeled in the shape of ducks, monkeys, fish-dragons and dragon-headed tortoises. A Chinese scholar who visited Korea in the twelfth century went out of his way to comment on a celadon incense burner with a charming lion perched on its cover.

For a large water dropper from the Joseon dynasty in the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, shaped as a tortoise with a dragon’s head carrying a gourd-shaped bottle on its back, see Choi Sunu, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, vol. 2 of The World’s Great Collections: Oriental Ceramics (Tokyo, New York and San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd., 1982), fig. 284.

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A Large Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar. Joseon dynasty (18th-19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Of high-shouldered ovoid form with tall, upright neck, decorated in cobalt underglaze with two four-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearl in the midst of scallop-shaped clouds, the wide frieze between cloud and line borders, the foot and rim encircled by narrow single or double-lines of underglaze blue and the whole jar applied with a crackled clear glaze; 16¾in. (42.3cm.) high – Estimate $100,000 – $120,000

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A Blue and White Porcelain Bottle with Longevity Symbols. Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

With bulbous lower body rising from a short, inset foot to the tall, cylindrical neck ending in a rolled lip, painted in crisp strokes of underglaze blue with elements of the Ten Signs of Long Life (Shipjaengsaeng), here pairs of mythical tortoises, cranes and deer and immortal fungus shown amongst billowing clouds below the distant sun setting beneath craggy cliffs, the vessel also decorated with a narrow blue line around the foot and with a blue-tinged clear glaze of even lustre; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) high – Estimate $60,000 – $80,000

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A White Porcelain Water Dropper. Joseon dynasty (15th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Of compressed peach form balanced on a high ring foot and moulded with a curved, cylindrical side spout, decorated with a powdery transparent glaze; air hole drilled next to the point at the center top; foot rim unglazed; 2¾in. (7cm.) high; 4¼in. (10.4cm.) diameter – Estimate $45,000 – $50,000

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A Large Blue and White Porcelain Bowl . Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

The deep circular bowl balanced on a raised ring foot decorated with four stylized longevity medallions of cobalt blue evenly spaced around the perimeter, the well additionally painted with a longevity medallion of the same size, the exterior of the rim and lower body above the foot painted with underglaze-blue double lines and around the foot with a single blue line, all beneath a clear glaze of blue cast; 10 1/8in. (25.7cm.) diameter; 5 7/8in. (14.8cm.) high – Estimate $45,000 – $50,000

Notes: For another bowl, see Choi Sunu, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, vol. 2 of The Worlds Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics (Tokyo, New York and San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd., 1982), no. 269.

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A Dome-form White Porcelain Water Dropper. Joseon period (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Rising from a short ring foot, moulded on one side with an angular short spout and drilled in the top center with an air hole, the whole save the foot rim decorated with a blue-tinged clear glaze with high sheen;  7/8in. (7.2cm.) high; 2¾in. (7cm.) diameter – Estimate $30,000 – $35,000

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A Blue and White Porcelain Dish. Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

The shallow dish resting on a raised circular foot painted in light and dark washes of underglaze blue with fishermen in a bay before a backdrop of pine-studded cliffs, the closer shoreline crags dotted with pines and flowering trees, the masts of four anchored boats shown near the rim, the landscape all below a double-line border, a single line of underglaze blue encircling the foot, the dish also covered by a transparent glaze; foot rim unglazed; 7 3/8in. (18.7cm.) diameter; 2in. (5cm.) high – Estimate $30,000 – $35,000

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An Incised Buncheong Stoneware Bottle. Joseon dynasty (15th-16th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Of bulbous form rising from a high, flared foot to a cup-form mouth, decorated around the midsection with incised leaves and below the neck with a collar of incised lappets, the body also brushed with thin white slip and applied with a transparent glaze of high sheen and distinct green cast; 5¼in. (13.2cm.) high; 5¾in. (14.6cm.) diameter – Estimate $30,000 – $35,000

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An Incised Celadon Stoneware Maebyeong. Goryeo dynasty (12th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

The slender ovoid body with high, swelling shoulders and cup-form mouth, incised with delicate lines that form lotus blossoms on long, curling stems and cranes and willows, the vessel also applied overall save the flat foot rim with a thick celadon glaze running in several thick drops and patches and with high gloss; 11 1/8in. (28.2cm.) high – Estimate $15,000 – $20,000

Property from the Robert Moore Collection of Korean Art

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A Large Blue and White Dragon Jar. Joseon dynasty (second half 19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Of high-shouldered ovoid form with tall, upright neck, painted on the body with a single three-clawed dragon writhing through clouds below a cloud collar, the neck painted with two scalloped lines and the neck and base encircled by parallel rings, all executed in underglaze blue beneath a glossy transparent glaze; 14½in. (36.8cm.) high – Estimate $15,000 – $20,000

Property from the Robert Moore Collection of Korean Art

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A Small Blue and White Porcelain Water Dropper. Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Rectangular, painted in underglaze blue on the four sides with leaf sprays and on the top with a panel of insects, budding boughs and flowers within a line border, the top drilled with a central air hole and circular corner spout hole; flat base unglazed; 2 x 1½ x 7/8in. (4.9 x 7 x 2.3cm.) – Estimate $12,000 – $15,000

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A Slip-inlaid Celadon Stoneware Maebyeong. Goryeo dynasty (14th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Of ovoid form with inset neck and extended, rolled lip, incised and inlaid in white slip with a collar of auspicious fungus heads at the neck and with a band of stiff leaves at the foot, both framing a frieze of cranes flying above paired willows and lotuses executed in white and iron-slip inlay, the vessel also decorated with a glossy greyish celadon glaze; 11 13/16in. (30cm.) high – Estimate $8,000 – $10,000

Property from the Robert Moore Collection of Korean Art

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A Celadon Stoneware Bowl and a Saucer. Goryeo dynasty (12th century). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

The bowl of conical form with petiolate rim and impressed in the well in slight relief with a lotus blossom and applied overall with a celadon glaze; three spur marks within the circular foot rim; the shallow, round saucer also moulded in the well with a flower and decorated with a celadon glaze with emerald flushes and dense craquelure; three spur marks on the wide, flat base
Bowl 7 3/8in. (18.6cm.) diameter; saucer 5¼in. (13.2cm.) diameter (2) – Estimate $2,500 – $3,000

Property from the Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection

Notes: On loan to the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1 June 2006–22 June 2010

Peinture en hauteur, Corée, période Choson, fin XIXe/début XXe siècle

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Peinture en hauteur, Corée, période Choson, fin XIXe/début XXe siècle. photo Mercier & Cie

encre et polychromie sur papier, tigre debout, la tête tournée légèrement vers la gauche. Encadrée sous verre. À vue : 99 x 68 cm – Estimation : 300 / 400 €

Mercier & Cie – 59000 Lille. Monsieur Thierry PORTIER, Expert. Vente du Dimanche 2 mai 2010. Hôtel des ventes de Lille – 14, rue des jardins. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au 03 20 12 24 24

Céramiques coréennes à couverte céladon du XIIème siècle @ Tajan

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Vase meiping en céramique à couverte céladon. Corée, période Koryo, XIIe siècle

et décor en barbotine blanche rehaussée de noir, de grues en vol dans des médaillons et parmi des nuages stylisés. Le petit col et le pourtour du pied sont soulignés de feuilles de lotus et de bananier. (Restaurations et égrenure). Haut. 37,5 cm – Estimation : € 12,000-15,000

Provenance : Collection JT Tai, 1971 ; coll. Sackler Gallery.

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Vase piriforme en céramique à couverte céladon. Corée, période Koryo, XIIe siècle. 

orné en blanc et noir, de grues parmi les nuages. Haut. 37,5 cm – Estimation : € 5,000-6,000

Petite bouteille en céramique émaillée céladon. Corée, fin de la période Koryo

à décor sous couverte de grues en vol. . Haut. 14 cm – Estimation : € 400-600

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Vase bouteille en céramique à couverte céladon. Corée, période Koryo, XIIe siècle

à panse sphérique basse au décor réticulé de rinceaux et médaillons ornés de grues, le haut col octogonal rehaussé de motifs floraux et agrémenté d’une petite anse. Haut. 27 cm – Estimation : € 3,000-4,000

Provenance : Collection Warren Cot, 1965 ; coll. Sackler Gallery

TAJAN. ARTS D’ASIE, 17 déc. 2009 19:00, Espace Tajan www.tajan.com

 

“Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism” & “Haeri Yoo: Paper Deep” @ Kresge Art Museum

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Guardian Spirits, mid-20th century, color on paper and fabric, 42 x 63 inches.

EAST LANSING, MI.- Kresge Art Museum celebrates Korea with two concurrent exhibitions. Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism, an historical look at Korean culture and Haeri Yoo: Paper Deep, an intensely contemporary installation. The twelve paintings of Gods, Demon and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism represent and explore the indigenous shamanic tradition, which is a force that exists at the nexus of the culture and religion of Korea .The exhibitions are on view at Kresge Art Museum , Michigan State University, through October 18, 2009.

Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism

This exhibition of late 19th-early 20th century paintings of spirits and deities represents and explores the indigenous shamanic tradition, which is a force that exists at the nexus of the culture and religion of Korea. These paintings were not created as art or decoration but rather as visual representations of the gods that a shaman (mudang or mansin) honors each day in her shrine, calls upon to help her give divinations, and manifests in her own person when she performs an elaborate ritual (kut). When they appear in rituals, the gods and ancestors speak through the shaman’s lips and perform through her own body, chastising family members for neglect and misbehavior but also bringing promises of good fortune. The images in the paintings, like the costumes that shamans wear when performing rituals, reveal a lively religious practice that incorporates elements of popular religion, Buddhism, and the old Confucian state, often with a dash of humor. To glimpse the world depicted in these compositions is to gain a unique perspective on Korea’s ancient past and immediate present at once.

This exhibition is organized by and paintings are on loan from The Korea Society, New York.

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Haeri Yoo (Korean, born 1970) Paper Deep (detail), 2009, acrylic and mixed media on board, Panel A: 8 x 16 feet

Haeri Yoo: Paper Deep

Korean-born, New York-based artist Haeri Yoo executed a large scale, mixed-media installation on two gallery walls in the museum during the month of August. The Kresge Art Museum piece represents Yoo’s first in Michigan . She returns on September 28, 2009, in conjunction with MSU’s Department of Art & Art History Visiting Artist series, for class visits, a gallery walk and lectures.

Haeri Yoo’s mixed-media site-specific installation examines themes of humor, sexuality, gestural fi guration and psychological tension. The formal sensibility of her native Korea translates into sensitivity to negative space and markmaking. By adding and mutating reality, her wall drawing fuses beauty and violence.

Yoo says her “mixed-media drawings, paintings, and site-specific installations explore psychological humor, bodily tensions, human sexuality, and the overt and subtle relationships that haunt the space between beauty and violence.” Her large walls are a riot of color, forcing the viewer to stop and focus. Images hidden next to and below other images begin to emerge. “Marked areas are developed from touches produced in a brief moment and are judged based on the gesture’s emotive quality that they stand in memory of. Final works are built up, painted, drawn, pasted and re-shaped from a large repository of smaller explorations. Like a child views the world, my work segregates and playfully mutates the realties present.”

Michigan State University will break ground on the iconic Eli and Edy the Broad Art Museum in March 2010, followed immediately by 23 months of construction and a 2012 museum opening. The university received a generous gift from Eli and Edythe Broad which provides $18.5 million for the building itself and $7.5 million in endowed funds for acquisitions, exhibitions and operations. The university has raised approximately $30 million toward the total project cost of $40 million to $45 million. Visit :

 underglaze iron-decorated globular jar and a white glazed porcelain jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

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An underglaze iron-decorated globular jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Cenury

Its wide rim finished with a concave edge on the interior and exterior surfaces and its globular body painted in bold outlines of iron oxide with a scaly dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 13 1/4in (33.5cm) diameter. Estimate: $6,000 – 8,000

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A white glazed porcelain jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Thickly potted with a flared rim and ovoid body raised upon a tall foot, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad with some gaps in the glaze layer. 14 3/4in (37.5cm) high. Estimate: $5,000 – 7,000

A buncheong-decorated celadon maebyong. Joseon Dynasty, 15th Century

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A buncheong-decorated celadon maebyong. Joseon Dynasty, 15th Century

Of inverted pear form with a short, spreading neck and spreading foot, inlaid in white and black slip with horizontal bands of overlapping lotus petals, leaf scrolls, flower petals accented with stamens and descending leaf bands, all visible beneath a pale olive green glaze, the wide foot pad and recessed base left unglazed. 9 1/2in (24cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000

Six blue and white porcelains of Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century @ Bonhams

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A good blue and white porcelain bottle vase with dragon decoration. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Potted with a rolled rim to the wide neck and body of compressed pear shape painted in variegated shades of cobalt wash and outline with a four-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amid clouds, the exterior foot painted with a thin blue stripe and a celadon-tinged glaze applied everywhere except the foot pad. 12 1/4in (31cm) high. Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000

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A fine and rare blue and white porcelain bottle vase with flowering branch decoration. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Potted with a rolled rim to the tall neck that spreads outward to the compressed globular body raised on short foot, the richly hued cobalt outlines and washes defining leafy branches of flowering magnolia reversing chrysanthemum and a thin cobalt line accenting the foot, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 12 1/4in (31cm) high. Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000

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A large blue and white porcelain dragon jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Thickly potted with a body of inverted pear form finished with a canted edge around the base, painted in cobalt outline and wash with clouds around its cylindrical neck and a lappet band at the shoulder above a boldly painted dragon chasing a flaming pearl amid further clouds, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 19 1/4 (49cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 – 9,000

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Two blue and white porcelain dragon jars. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Each similarly potted with a tall neck and the body of inverted pear form finished with a canted edge around the foot, the surfaces painted alike with a four-claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl amid cloud scrolls that repeat around the the neck above a lappet band encircling the shoulder, the celadon-tinged glaze unevenly covering most surfaces. 13 3/4 and 12 3/4in (35 and 32.5cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000

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A blue and white porcelain storage jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

Its ovoid body boldly painted with a wide stripe of bright blue cobalt above the slightly concave band where the two sections of the jar were luted together while thin lines of cobalt accent its shoulder and lower body, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot and recessed base. 13 1/2in (34.5cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000

 

“Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600” @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Yi Am (1507-1566), Mother Dog and Puppies, first half of the 16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, 163 x 55 cm. The National Museum of Korea, Seoul. Cat. 11

NEW YORK, NY.- The early Joseon period, a time of extraordinary artistic achievements in Korea, will be explored in a loan exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2009. Showcasing approximately 47 spectacular works—painting, ceramics, metalwork, and lacquer—Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600 will illustrate the lively and nuanced story of the formidable cultural renaissance that flourished during these two centuries. Drawn from major museums and collections in Korea, Japan, Germany, and the United States—including the National Museum of Korea; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art; Kyushu National Museum of Japan; Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka; Museums of East Asian Art, Cologne; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Cleveland Museum of Art; Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation; and the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection—the exhibition will also include the Metropolitan’s recently acquired mid-16th-century hanging scroll, Gathering of Government-officials. The presentation will launch a series of focused exhibitions on important periods in Korean art history, to be held at the Museum over the next 10 to 15 years.

With the establishment of the Joseon (“Fresh Dawn”) dynasty in 1392, secular art and culture thrived. The Neo-Confucian royal court and elite scholar-officials, the primary patrons of the arts, created an environment in which Korean and East Asian classical traditions were re-emphasized, and innovative art forms were celebrated. At the same time, Buddhism—which had been the state religion on the Korean peninsula for over 1,000 years—though actively suppressed publicly, remained an enduring part of the Korean culture during the early Joseon period.

Organized into six thematic sections, the exhibition will display many seldom seen masterpieces. Among them are a rare set of eight hanging scrolls titled Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers (Jinju National Museum of Korea), which exemplifies the Korean transformation of an earlier Chinese pictorial tradition; a number of superlative examples of early Joseon white porcelain, including a striking flask-shaped bottle (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art); an exceptional Buddhist painting (dated to 1570) illustrating a popular narrative and featuring inscriptions written in the Korean alphabet, which was invented in 1443; and a winsome painting titled Mother Dog and Puppies (National Museum of Korea) by Yi Am (1507-66), a descendent of the Great King Sejong (r. 1418–50) and an artist renowned for his unique paintings of royal-breed animals. A painting of a majestic falcon (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)—formerly attributed to a Chinese painter and recently reattributed to Yi Am—will be introduced for the first time as a Korean painting.

The exhibition is organized by Soyoung Lee, Assistant Curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Asian Art.

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Drum-shaped Bottle with Decoration of Fish, Bird, and Lotus. Late 15th-early 16th century. Buncheong ware with iron-brown design; h. 14.4 cm, l. approx. 22 cm. Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. Cat. 23.

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century)

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A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century)

The box and cover of circular shape with short ring foot and domed lid recessed in the circular center and applied overall save the rims with a blue-tinged clear glaze; the small bottle of compressed disc form rising from a short circular foot to a rolled lip, applied with a powdery clear glaze with bluish cast. Box 2 5/8in. (6.8cm.) high, 3 7/8in. (9.7cm.) diameter; bottle 2 5/16in. (5.8cm.) high, 3 9/16in. (9.1cm.) diameter (2). Estimate $3,000 – $4,000

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

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An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

Deep and circular, inlaid on the interior in white slip with three pomegranate sprays alternating with three chrysanthemum sprays centering a further inlaid medallion of a chrysanthemum flower within a double-ring and cloud collar, all below a narrow band of inlaid lines and grasses below the rim; the exterior inlaid in white slip with a repeated band of grasses above a wide frieze of black-and white-slip chrysanthemum roundels surrounded by curling foliage resting on a narrower band of upright stiff leaves outlined in white and black slip, the whole applied with a celadon glaze; three spur marks in the shallow recessed circular base. 8 1/8in. (20.7cm.) diameter; 2¾in. (7cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 – $4,000

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

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An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

Inlaid in white slip on the interior with a wide frieze of clouds interspersed with four flying cranes of white slip with iron-slip legs, beaks and eyes, the sunken circular well inlaid in white slip with a single chrysanthemum within a cloud collar, all below a narrow band of lines and grasses; the exterior inlaid with another elaborate frieze executed in white and iron slip inlay of successive bands of leaves, chrysanthemum roundels and scrolling foliage, and stiff upright leaves, the bowl further decorated by a celadon glaze of even sheen. 8in. (20.4cm.) diameter; 3¾in. (8.7cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000

A Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Wood Table. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

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A Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Wood Table. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

Composed as a lotus leaf balanced on the back of a turtle, the table surface carved as a slightly curled lotus leaf inlaid in mother of pearl with carp swimming amongst the stalks of blossoming lotus in a pond, the shell of the turtle incised with hexagons. 9in. (22.8cm.) high; 12½in. (31.8cm.) diameter. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000

 

A White Porcelain Artist’s Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

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A White Porcelain Artist’s Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

Of square shape with flat base and moulded with five shallow rectangular sections for mixing inks, applied overall with a transparent glaze with pronounced blue cast, pooling in the recesses; base unglazed. 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 x ½in. (13.4 x 13.4 x 1.2cm.).  Estimate $40,000 – $50,000

Notes: Previously sold in these Rooms, 22 September 2005, lot 466

For another palette, see Rhee Byung-chang, Richo toji/Yi Ceramics in Kankoku bijutsu shusen/Masterpieces of Korean Art (Tokyo: privately published, 1978), no. 433; and Itoh Ikutaro, ed., Yuen no iro shitsuboku no katachi Rhee Byung-chang korekushon/Color of Elegance, Form of Simplicity: The Beauty of Korean Ceramics from the Rhee Byung-chang Collection (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1999), pl. 116.

 

 

A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

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A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

Modelled in the form of the Diamond Mountains, known in Korea as the Geumgang mountains, applied with a lustrous clear glaze of pronounced blue color with small flecks of intense blue; flat base unglazed. 4 7/8 x 3½ x 1 5/8in. (12.5 x 8.8 x 4.2cm.) . Estimate $80,000 – $100,000

PUBLISHED:
Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Richo no bunbogu/The Scholar’s Implements of the Yi Dynasty, Korea, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1994), pl. 86.

_____, Richo hakuji ten/Exhibition of White Porcelain of Yi-Dynasty Korea, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1984), pl. 42.
Itoh Ikutaro, Richo hakuji shosen (Selected white porcelain of the Joseon dynasty) (Tokyo: Sojusha bijutsu shuppan, 1984), no. 89.

and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

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A Bevelled and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

Hexagonal, of baluster form set on a six-sided plinth supported by six cabriole legs outlined by a line of underglaze cobalt blue, the facetted body moulded in high relief at the joins of the panels with simulated twisted rope tied to an hexagonal rib at the base of the hexagonal, tapered neck; the vessel also decorated with a glossy transparent glaze of blue cast with random small flecks of dark blue. 5 11/16in. (14.4cm.) high. Estimate $220,000 – $280,000

Christie’s. Japanese And Korean Art. 17 March 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image Christie’s Ltd 2009

 

A Quadrangular White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark. Joseon dynasty (19th century), Inscribed mark Ri-dong-gung

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A Quadrangular White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark. Joseon dynasty (19th century), Inscribed mark Ri-dong-gung

With angled walls rising from an inset, square base to sharply rounded corners slanted inward to the base of the square, upright neck, the body decorated with a lustrous clear glaze of blue cast save for the foot rim and mouth, inscribed in Chinese characters in underglaze blue on base. 4 1/16in. (10.2cm.) high. Estimate $300,000 – $350,000

Christie’s. Japanese And Korean Art. 17 March 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza

2 responses to “The Korean Ceramic And Artwork Exhibition

  1. How would I authenticate a large version of this vase, and how much would it be worth?
    A good blue and white porcelain bottle vase with dragon decoration. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

    Potted with a rolled rim to the wide neck and body of compressed pear shape painted in variegated shades of cobalt wash and outline with a four-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amid clouds, the exterior foot painted with a thin blue stripe and a celadon-tinged glaze applied everywhere except the foot pad. 12 1/4in (31cm) high. Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000

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