Title: Definitive Stamp (30 won)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
674 
KPC#
2600 
MICHEL#
701 
StanGib#
792 
Scott#
648 
Date of Issue
02/25/1970 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Ceramic Duck (Water jar) 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
22mm*19mm 
Perforation
1313 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications will issue a 30-won priced regular stamp on February 25, 1970. Printed in photo gravure, the new issue features a water vase moulded in an image of a duck.

The vase, a container of water for a black inkstone(black ink still in use in oriental countries is obtained by rubbing down an ink stick on an inkstone) is presumed to be a product of the 12th century.

Collected by Mr. Chun Yong-pil, the artistic piece is preserved by one of his posterity now living in Seoul. 8.3cm high and 12.9cm long, the vase is patterned in a shape of a duck with a lotus stem in its mouth and a lots flower mounted on the back. Head raised slightly askew and the eyes dotted with red-colored sands, the duck impresses a viewer with its beauty of out standing nicety which suggests something of a nostalgic feeling. Generally regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of the Korea dynasty ceramics, it has on match in its excellence from a viewpoints of formative art and delicate touches.

The ceramic arts in Korea, a source of real pride in older days, first began during the Korea dynasty under the influence of the Chinese ceramics, made a steady and brilliant progress in the subsequent 100 years and reached its peak in the 12th century when an art of decorative pattern began to be developed. Unfortunately the proud ceramic techniques are discontinued nowadays.

The Ministry of Communications selected the vase as a theme of a regular postage stamp in attempt to propagate the fine artistic piece for wider appreciation by the world.