05 janvier 2016

An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2472. An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€9,305). Photo Bonhams Of irregular oval silhouette displaying two opposing Buddhist shrines nestled amid finger-like peaks that also disguise an air hole at the top and a tiny water spot to one side, the surfaces colored with iron and cobalt washes beneath a glaze of pale blue-green hue that intensifies in color where thickly pooled, the glaze also covering the recessed... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

A blue and white pear shaped bottle with longevity symbols, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2474. A blue and white pear shaped bottle with longevity symbols, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Sold for US$ 11,875 (€11,050). Photo Bonhams Carefully formed with a rolled lip to the long neck spreading outward above a compressed globular body and freely painted in cobalt blue with elements from the Ten Signs of Long Life (Shipjaengsaeng) that include a leaping deer, fungus branches, bamboo, rock and crane flying amid clouds, the short foot also painted with a cobalt line and the pale greenish-white glaze covering all... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2015

Metropolitan Museum signs memorandum of understanding with Korea's Ministry of Culture

Seated bodhisattva (left attendant of a triad), ca. mid-17th century. Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Korea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015 (2015.300.301a–c). NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea signed a memorandum of understanding today at the Museum, establishing a long-term relationship of cooperation in the area of Korean art and... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2015

Through 70 Masterworks, Met Museum Tells Story of Its Century of Collecting Korean Art

Pensive bodhisattva, mid-7th century. Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668). Korea. Gilt bronze; H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); D. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2003 (2003.222). NEW YORK, NY.-  How The Metropolitan Museum of Art has collected Korean art over the last century is the subject of an exhibition organized in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of its Department of Asian Art. Showcasing... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2013

A Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze cobalt with two animated tigers beneath a gnarled pine tree and a collar of clouds encircling the base of the neck, all decorated with a blue-tinged transparent glaze; 12in. (30.5cm.) high . Estimate $35,000 – $40,000 Provenance: A European Private Collection  Notes: For two other jars with tigers, see Uri horangi: Seulgi euijeothan iksal The... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2013

A Large Buncheong Stoneware Bottle, Joseon dynasty (15th-16th century)

A Large Buncheong Stoneware Bottle, Joseon dynasty (15th-16th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of pear form with cylindrical neck ending in a wide, flaring rim with bands of white-slip decoration, beginning above the foot with incised overlapping lotus leaves filled with white slip between line borders and a wide panel of "rope curtain" rising to successive bands of lappets, chrysanthemum florets and stylized leaf bands below triple lines at the rim, the mouth interior ornamented with a white-slip band of lines... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2013

A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th-19th century)

A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th-19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Well proportioned with high, rounded shoulders swelling above the tapered lower body and with straight upright neck, painted in medium tones of underglaze blue with two large foliate-shaped medallions of orchids on one side and with autumn flowers and grasses on the other, and ornamented with a cloud collar at the base of the neck and with line bands at the foot and neck; the jar also decorated with a lustrous transparent... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2013

A Rare Massive White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th century)

A Rare Massive White Porcelain Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of distinctive proportions, with high, rounded shoulders above a tall body that tapers inward toward the foot, the upright neck slightly everted and completed by a rounded rim, the vessel decorated with a transparent glaze that exhibits a blue cast in the areas it has been more thickly applied; residue of kiln grit evident on the base and at the foot, 22 x 17 3/8in. (56 x 45cm.). Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,500,000 Note:... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2012

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston unveils new arts of Korea gallery and exhibition of rare Buddhist paintings

Maebyeong, early 13th century. Glazed stoneware with inlaid decoration. Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- A new gallery showcasing a range of Korean works of art, from ancient to contemporary, and an exhibition of rare Korean Buddhist paintings debuted on November 16 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Arts of Korea Gallery features a display of some 120 objects, including Buddhist paintings, celadons and other ceramics, inlaid lacquerware, gilt... [Lire la suite]