Rare Early 1900 Large Brass Rice Warmer Container BangJaYuGi Superb Sound
July 22, 2021
Rare Early 1900 Large Brass Rice Warmer Container BangJaYuGi. This is one of the oldest Korean brassware we have seen over the years. This is heavy and sounds wonderful when you bang on it. Long before electric rice cooker was around this large container was used during 19th century and early 1900 to keep the rice warm. Mom and grandma would put rice in to this container after. Rice is made and put this container under the blanket to keep it warm until dinner time. The Koreans used ondol system so entire floor of the house was warm or hot. Korean brassware have been big part of daily life since Goryo dynasty to 1945 or just before the Korean war. These brassware were probably made around first quarter of 20th century. Some of these items were hand made hence the different shapes and some with visible hand hammering mark. Early on brassware was reserved for the upper class and the nobles but during it’s peak (19th century) they became available to most Koreans. After the Korean war Koreans resorted to new and more popular materials such as stainless and plastic. Korean brassware have made a comeback in the restaurant industry with newer and lighter designs. Age: 1st quarter of 20th century. Provenance: Private collection from South Korea, brought to the U. In the early 80’s. This item was stored in a storage since early 1980 so they are not always in clean. The item is in good condition overall for age with wear, nicks, chips, loss of shine/gloss. Please see photos as part of description. Dimensions: 9″W x 9″D x 7H. The item “Rare Early 1900 Large Brass Rice Warmer Container BangJaYuGi Superb Sound” is in sale since Tuesday, June 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Korea”. The seller is “1juan” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Korea
- Primary Material: Brass
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Bowls
- Color: Multi-Color