Title : Postage stamps of Ceramics Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1057 
KPC#
C-746 
MICHEL#
1083 
StanGib#
1285 
Scott#
1065 
Date of Issue
06/15/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Inlaid celadon Jar Decorated with Peony Pattens 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has chosen stamps depicting the Inlaid Celadon Jar Decorated with Peony Patterns and the Inlaid White Porcelain Vase Decorated with Willow-Reed- Peony for introducing Korean ceramics both at home and abroad.

1. Inlaid Celadon Jar Decorated with Peony Patterns:
This celadon jar, National treasure No.98, was made sometime in the 12th century during the Koryo period. It is 2.1cm high and 20.7cm in diameter and mouth, and is decorated with a bunch of large peonys each, at the front and rear side of it . The blossoms are inlaid in white and the leaves and stems are in black. It is an exceptionally unreserved and bold wok rarely seen among the celadon ceramics made in the Koryo period.

2. Inlaid white porcelain vase decorated with Willow Reed-peony Patterns:
Manufactured in the middle of the 12th century during the Koryo Dynasty, this plum vase, 29.2cm in height and 18.7cm in diameter, is designated as Treasure No. 345. The body surface is divided lengthwise in to six sides with furrows in the shape of a melon. Each side is inlaid with diamond figures, filled with celadon clay, and then coated with iron pigment and terra alba. It is a vessel made from a combination of celadon and white clay. The glaze is bluish white, with all the surface covered with reticulate glazes.

Both items are preserved at the National Museum of Korea.