Title : Postage Stamps of Ceramics Series (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1077 
KPC#
C-753 
MICHEL#
1102 
StanGib#
1301 
Scott#
1072 
Date of Issue
11/15/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Celadon Cylindrical Bottle 
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 selected Punch-ong Bottle, decorated with Figures of Flower and Fish, and Celadon Cylindrical Bottle with a Willow-tree design on either side, as the theme of the 5th and last of a series of postage stamps depicting Korean ceramics.

1. Punch ong Bottle:
National Treasure No. 178, this Punch-ong Ware, made early in Yi Dynasty in the 16th century, is 22.6cm in height, 4.5ccm in mouth diameter and 8.7cm in diameter at base.

The whole surface, except for the upper end and the base, is thickly covered with brushed white slip. Two fish are depicted generously on the front, while the upper and lower flanks are decorated with peony leaves and plantain patterns, respectively. It is glazed lightly in light blue with some glazing.

2. Celadon Cylindrical Bottle:
National Treasure No. 113, this Celadon ware was manufactured sometime in the 13th century during the Koryo Dynasty, and is 31.3cm high and 5.5cm line mouth diameter.

The glaze and clay belong to those used for the manufacture of celadon ware. A willow-tree design is painted in under-glazed iron on either side. The straight wall of the body is beveled at the top to meet the flat shoulder, out of which rises a short neck with flaring mouth-rim. The greenish gray glaze shows a warm brown as a result of oxidation except at the base, and this rather adds to the elegance of the bottle.