Korean astronomer Jang Yeong-sil was a Chief Engineer in the court of Korea’s King Sejong the Great. Belonging to humble origins, Jang became one of the most prominent Korean academics of his time. The Korean sundial, or Angbu-ilgu, was among his notable inventions. Meaning “pot-shaped sun clock staring at the sky,” the Angbu-ilgu was designed to indicate the 24 solar terms as well as the hours of the day. Highlighted in the upcoming Asian Works of Art sale, presented by Skinner, is a Korean Angbu-ilgu from 1713. The piece is marked with Korea’s traditional divisions and subdivisions of the year.
Several notable vases can also be found in this auction, including an olive green cloisonné vase by Namikawa Yasuyuki. Originating in Japan in the late 16th century, cloisonné bloomed during the Meiji Imperial period, also known as the Golden Age of Japanese Cloisonné. Namikawa was a leading figure during this time. Also highlighted is a pair of paneled paintings depicting a landscape near water by Katsushika Isai. This auction also includes a selection of figural sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. Explore the full listings and register to bid online by visiting Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (429), Ceramics and Pottery (224), Asian Furniture (227), Sculptures & Carvings (75), Bronzes (15), Clothing, Costumes & Masks (44)
# of Lots:429
Price Range:$100 - $20,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Silver-inlaid Bronze Sundial, Angbu-ilgu|| Estimate: |
|Small Olive Green Cloisonné Vase|| Estimate: |
|Embroidered Semiformal Robe|| Estimate: |
|Blanc-de-chine Figure of Guanyin|| Estimate: |
|Soga School Ink Painting|| Estimate: |