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Traditional Korean Arts & Crafts

Over the past 30 years demand for fine examples of chests, celadon and artwork from “Chosun”, Land of the Morning Calm, now known as Korea, has sometimes led to the mistaken belief that traditional examples of the arts and crafts of the Korean peninsula are no longer obtainable. Fortunately, this is not the case, as […]  Continue Reading »

Korean Celadon

Korea has the second longest tradition of porcelain production in the world (after China). Korean potters first produced porcelain in 918, during the Koryo Dynasty. Although contemporary with the Chinese Sung Dynasty, the Koryo potters took their inspiration from the earlier Tang Dynasty Yue wares. These were grey-green vessels (called “celadon” in the West or […]  Continue Reading »