Title : Postage stamps of Ceramics Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1048 
KPC#
C-744 
MICHEL#
1074 
StanGib#
1275 
Scott#
1063 
Date of Issue
03/15/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Whit Porcelain with Grape Design in Underglaze Iron 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
14 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is scheduled to issue 10 kinds of postage stamps this year, on five occasions, depicting Korean ceramics which are considered to be national treasures. The White Pocelain Jar with Grape Design in Underglaze Iron, and the Celadon Vase with Bamboo-shaped Reeding in relief, have been chosen as the theme for the 1st of this series of postage stamps.

1. White Porcelain Jar with Grape Design in Underglaze Iron:
This porcelain jar, which is national treasure No.93, was manufactured sometime in the 17th century during the Yi dynasty by a government kiln in Kwanju, Gyeonggi-do Province. It is 30.8cm high, with 16.cm in diameter at mouth and 15cm in diameter at bottom. Grape designs are painted in underglaze iron on the beautiful and stylish space of this jar, and the delicate cracles on the surface are covered evenly with milky white glaze. This porcelain jar is preserved at the National Museum in Seoul.

2. Celadon Vase:
National Treasure No. 169, was made in the Koryo period sometime in the 12th century. Its height is 33.75cm and is 8.45cm and 13.5cm in diameter at mouth and bottom, respectively. The reeded decoration of bomboo stems in relief covers the whole body of the vase vertically, and the joints of the bamboo are intagliated, presenting a linear beauty, well harmonized with the bluish green surface having a few crackles. The elegant and stable shape of this vase is indeed unexcelled.