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Joseon Moon Jar Goes for $4.5 Mln at Christie's Auction

Written: 2023-03-22 15:00:32Updated: 2023-03-22 16:02:55

Joseon Moon Jar Goes for $4.5 Mln at Christie's Auction

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An 18th century Joseon-era jar has been sold at auction at Christie's in New York for four-point-56 million dollars, two to three million dollars higher than the expected amount.

The auction house characterized the jar as a piece covered with a lustrous and translucent glaze that is well preserved and extremely rare, calling it the finest of its kind to come out on auction in the past decade.

A private Japanese collector submitted the white porcelain moon jar, called thusly due to its round shape, which is larger than a regular moon jar with a height of 45-point-one centimeters.

Another smaller moon jar from the 18th century measuring 30 centimeters tall was also sold at 100-thousand-800 dollars.

Famed Korean painter Park Su-keun's 1962 work showing three seated women, submitted by a European collector, fetched 441-thousand dollars.

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