Japanese & Korean Works of Art

Freeman’s successful sales of Japanese and Korean cloisonné, bronzes and porcelain reflect not only the ever-increasing global demand for these works of art, but also the expertise of our internationally-trained specialists who have established a global reputation for record sale results at our Philadelphia-based auction house and live, online sales. Their knowledge of current market trends maximizes results for both private buyers and discriminating collectors, while offering a wide-variety of objects from bronzes and silver-work from Japan's Meiji or Edo periods, to Korean Choson dynasty porcelain and Joseon stoneware.

Along with the significant sales of a variety of ceramics, ivory, bronze, jade, and scholars’ objects, highlights from Freeman’s past auctions include a fine example from the Meji Period—a unique Japanese silvered bronze model of a hawk on a silver mounted lacquered stand. Conservatively estimated, the piece demanded great attention online, on the phones, and on the auction floor, selling for a resounding $74,500. Regarding works of art from Korea, Freeman’s recently sold a fine slip-inlaid celadon stoneware vase from the Koryo period for $23,750.

Freeman’s has two Japanese & Korean Works of Art auctions each year in March and September within our Asian Arts sales, encompassing treasures not only from these two countries, but also from all of Asia as well.  To make an appointment for a private and complimentary consultation, or for more information about buying or selling at one of our Asian Arts auctions, please contact one of our specialists.

Related Departments: Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings

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