Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (WHITE PORCELAIN WITH COBALT-BLUE PAINTING)
Stamp Serial#
1603 
KPC#
345 
MICHEL#
1627 
StanGib#
1378 
Scott#
1591 
Date of Issue
07/02/1990 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
White porcelain pot with Cobalt-blue Painting 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Through its structural form and the painting on it, this small piece of white porcelain provides important clues to the understanding of the white porcelain of the early period of the Yi Dynasty.

The form of the pot is characterized by its lid and body. The lid, with a high-rising handle, features gently changing curved lines in its shape. The body, with a raised mouth, swells in broad round form but becomes narrow and slender at the lower part, spreading out again at the bottom. The painting on the pot is believed to have been done not by a potter, but rather by a professional painter who was skillful at painting without first drawing objects in outline. Since this method of painting is rarely found in the works of the period, this particular pot is a precious piece of research material for those who study the Korean painting of the mid-15th century.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to make the uniquely creative artistic sense of our ancestors, known to the public through this pot.