Celadon Ceramic Decorative Plate Inlaid with Double Crane and Wave Design
Traditionally, the surface of Korean celadon porcelain ware is covered with "ice cracks," a network of fine craze lines produced either intentionally, because some connoisseurs admired it, or accidentally. The cracks are caused by the glaze and clay body contracting at different rates as they cool after the second firing. However, this particular celadon plate wasn't made with such cracks. The inner surface contains a pair of inlaid cranes, highlighted by black and white inlay and red-copper paint, flying over incised waves.
Korean celadon pottery is renowned the world over since Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) for its exquisite inlaid designs, voluminous form, elegantly-curved lines and mysterious color, the color of the sky after a rainstorm during an autumn afternoon. Read More