Title : Postage stamps of Ceramics Series (3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1059 
KPC#
C-748 
MICHEL#
1085 
StanGib#
1287 
Scott#
1067 
Date of Issue
07/15/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Celadon man-shaped wine pot 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has chosen the celadon Man-Shaped Wine Pot and the celadon Melon-Shaped Vase as the themes for the third of a series of postage stamps designed to intrduce Korea's ceramics products.

1. Celadon Man-Shaped Wine Pot:
This wine pot, National Treasure No. 167, believed to have been made sometime in the 13th century during the Koryo Dynasty, is 28cm in height and 19.7cm in bottom width. The figure of a gentleman seated on a cloud-head pedestal looks like a Taoist disciplinant or a Buddihist. The diadem-like cap on the hollow body. The tipped leaf of the sacred peaches held on the palms functions as a spout, while the handle is attached to the back of the figure. It is heavily but evenly glazed in fine bluish gray with some glazes.

2. Celadon Melon-shaped Vase:
Believed to have been made in the first half of the 12th century during the Koryo Dynasty, this ceramic vase, which is 22.8cm in height, 8.6cm in mouth diameter, 9.5cm in body diameter and 7.8cm in bottom diameter, is national treasure No. 94. The eight-lobed body of the vase is like an elongated melon, with the mouth shaped like a large morning-glory the foot is carved with overlapping flutings. The figures of curved lines are mild and gracious, with glossy glazing in greenish gray, with the mouth shaped like a large morning-glory, the foot is carved with overlapping flutings. With the glaze and celadon clay being extremely refined, this vase is very much characteristic of the ceramic works of Koryo in its peak period.

Both are preserved in the National Museum in Seoul.