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News about Korean Antiques
LONDON – A block of one of the first stamps issued in North Korea sold for £27,500, or about $34,900, at Chiswick Auctions on July 19. The near-mint sheet of 104 copies of the 1946 Gen. Kim II Sung 50ch was part of the second tranche of a remarkable postal history collection assembled by John Newell, who […]
SAN FRANCISCO — Drawing a line from centuries of Confucian tradition to today’s selfie-culture, Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture presents exquisite traditional draft and finished paintings alongside innovative sculptures, mixed media, and paintings from recent decades. Likeness and Legacy is exclusively at the Asian Art Museum from August 27 to November 29.
NEW YORK — While Japanese and Chinese ceramics and porcelain have risen to unprecedented heights at auction, achieving multi-million dollar prices, other worthy Asian wares have been overshadowed. Though they haven’t yet soared to the level of the Chinese phoenix vase that attained $41 million in June 2021, Korean ceramics and porcelain have held their […]
NEW YORK – While Chinese and Japanese porcelain wares are revered and collected worldwide, Korean celadon earthenware is a lesser-known category within the Asian decorative art genre that is rapidly capturing the attention of collectors, who admire its simple elegance. An opportunity to purchase fine antique Korean earthenware awaits bidders on Tuesday, September 11 as […]