Goodson Awarded Bixolon Partner of the Year 2017

Mar 06, 2018

“Goodson Imports is still our best partner in ANZ”, said Mr. Wilson Lee Manager, Asia and Oceania Sales Team 3 (America & Asia) BIXOLON when presenting this amazing award to Goodson Director, Susan Pace.

The “Royal Crown” Award itself is so unique and so beautiful, Susan was intrigued to know more about its origin and history.

Below is the fascinating story behind the Chunma-chong Gold Crown, a National Treasure of Korea, on which the Award was based.

Goodson is proud to be one of only 2 recipients out of 30 partners in the APAC region to receive this Award.    

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Chunma-chong Gold Crown, (National Treasure No. 188, Korea)

Old Silla Dynasty(Ca. 5th~6th Century A.D.) Collection : National Museum of Korea, Gyeongju H(Crown) : 51.5cm Dia(Crown) : 20cm L(Crown) : 63.5cm Pendants : 25.5cm (Each)

Chunma tomb (Ancient tomb No. 155) located at Hwangnam-dong Gyeongju, began to be excavated on April 6, 1973 and was completed on September 19, 1973.

The epoch of the Tomb “Chunma” (Ancient Tomb No. 155) is estimated from the end of the 5th centuries the early part of the 6th centuries in accordance with a deduction of those buried relics.

There exists various difference of viewpoints between archaeologists and some literature historians, according to it, but it is estimated that the owner, buried in this ancient tomb, would have been King Sochi, the 21st King of Silla Dynasty (A.D. 478~499) AND King Ji-Jeung, the 22nd King of that kingdom (A.D. 499~513).

The gold plates on this crown are thicker and broader than other Silla gold crowns. This crown and the one excavated from Kumnyong-chong (Gold Bell Tomb) are the only crowns having tree-shaped uprights carrying four instead of three branches.

Two entwined pendants of spangles end in willow leaf-shaped gold plates. Opaque jades are varied in shape, growing larger downwards to give a sense of stability to the crown.

The buried was found wearing this crown while the inner gold cap was placed on the wood coffin during the 1973 excavation, shedding new light on the burial system of the time.

Inner gold cap consists of three pieces such as Cap. Bird-Shaped Diadem Ornament and Wing-Shaped Diadem Ornament decorated with rows of embossed gold dots and leaves that reflect and glow splendidly at the slightest move, which intensifies the depth of the beauty and uniqueness of the design of the crown.