Monday, 28 September 2015

Koryo Ceramics

Koryo ceramics were produced during the Koryo Dynasty.
They are cultural assets showing the artistic talent and scientific and technological level of ancestors of Korean nation.
In view of their ground color they are divided into celadon porcelain, white porcelain, black porcelain, brown porcelain and crimson porcelain and in view of decoration methods embossed pattern porcelain, intagliated pattern porcelain, open-worked pattern porcelain and inlaid pattern porcelain.
Of them the most famous and mass-produced was celadon, inlaid pattern celadon in particular.
Koryo ceramics were produced in almost all areas of Korea except the northern mountainous area.
Blue green or jade was the most beautiful and famous of the diverse and harmonious colors of the Koryo ceramics.
Jade green on white stone in the clear water reflects the life sentiment of the Korean people who like something bright, clean, decent and noble.
The porcelain of that color was called celadon.
Celadon became a synonym for Koryo ceramics.
They were produced in the first half of the 10th century.
The Koryo celadon is conspicuous as a graceful and noble craftwork for its mysterious color and pattern and original shape in good harmony.

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