Anne, Dee is correct re the giving of ducks as wedding gifts in Korea.
I spent a number of years there in the early 70’s and at that time
there were lots of wooden ducks on the antique market, some old and
some made to look old. I have seen carved ducks that would rival our
best carvers here in the US but sometimes the very crude ones were the
more unique and desireable.
Another popular item is the bat…actually it is a stylized rendition
of a bat. In Korea, bat motifs are found on most anything dealing
with the marriage. They are found as brass or iron fittings on
chests, etc. I have a beautiful pair of Korean very heavy silver
wedding bands with the bat motif cut into them. I am not sure just
where the symbol derives but check out your local library for books on
Korean culture and traditions.
Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFO where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry.