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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 443

    Choi Sung-jae (b. 1962)

    SLIP-DECORATED PUNCH'ONG TYPE VASE

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    Choi Sung-jae (b. 1962)
    Slip-decorated Punch'ong type Vase
    Clay brushed with white slip and incised through the slip; moulded with two side flanges; unglazed base incised with signature in hangul, Choi Sung-jae; interior of lid of wood storage box signed and sealed Choi Sung-jae yin and with another seal
    20¾ x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8in. (52.8 x 22 x 22cm.)


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    Choi exploits the free expression of classic Punch'ong ware in work that he has described as suggestive of the "space of speculation." He blends what he considers the spirituality of traditional Korean art, ink painting in particular, with a clearly modern sensibility.