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Celadon Wares in Asia

Although Celadon is the term for a translucent crackle glaze applied to porcelain and stoneware, it has come to mean wares that are specifically greenish blue or gray in color, particularly those from China and Korea. The trademark greenish hues of celadon wares were achieved through the use of clays and glazes that contained small amounts of iron, which turns green in a reduction firing atmosphere. (When there is insufficient oxygen in the air in a kiln, oxygen molecules are pulled from the ceramics themselves; it is this change in chemical composition that changes the color of the ware.) The thickness of the glaze and type of clay determine the color after firing, and getting the “right” effect is extremely difficult. The thin watery glaze runs off high points in the design and pools in impressions, creating dazzling gradations in color, especially in incised and molded designs.

Jade was prized in East Asia, and the ability to imitate its color in porcelain was highly valued. In the Goryeo Period (918-1392) in Korea, a celadon ewer or teacup was more precious than gold or silver. The high estimation of celadon was not limited to Korea, but extended to discerning connoisseurs at the court of the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) in China. Celadon was quite popular in Japan as well, where it was both imported and manufactured in a native version. Celadon is considered by many to have reached its height during the Goryeo period, and these wares continue to be prized by collectors today.

This is a round stoneware bowl on a footring with a direct rim. The exterior is incised with a floral meander and covered in a green celadon glaze. 
Chinese
Bowl
Stoneware with celadon glaze
5 1/4 in x 13 in x 13 in (13.4 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
A wide, shallow stoneware bowl on a footring with an everted rim with articulation.  The exterior is carved with lotus petals and covered in a gray-green celadon glaze.
Chinese
Bowl
glaze on stoneware
1 15/16 in x 7 11/16 in (4.92 cm x 19.53 cm);1 15/16 in (4.92 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
<p>The cup has a mouth that curves slightly inwards; this is a form typical of round cups with saucers produced in large numbers in the 13th and 14th centuries. The cup is decorated only on the outer rim with a fret-patterned band. Repaired damage is visible on several parts on the mouth, as well as cracking that occurred during ring. Glaze has been applied down to the foot, and three quartzite spur marks remain on the outer base. The partially oxidized body displays darker patches on the surface, but it preserves a bright celadon color overall.<br />
[<em>Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art </em>(2014) p.120]</p>
The celadon cup has a mildly inverted rim with curved sides that are bent once, at a sharp angle, near the base. The surface is coated with a greenish blue glaze. The slightly inward-turning mouth facilitates drinking while the sides curve gently toward the base.
Korean
Wine cup with incised patterns
1100 – 1299
stoneware with celadon glaze
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.225
A cylindrical, everted stoneware vessel with animal mask tripod legs applied to the sides.  The body of the vessel is incised with roundels containing peonies surrounded by silk worm scrolls contained between bands of floral meander.  It is covered in a green celadon glaze. 
Chinese
Incense Burner
1368 – 1644
stoneware, glaze
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.109
A yellow brownish glaze is applied and crackling covers the entire body.<br />
This bowl has straight wall. The exterior is carved with lotus petals. The below of the mouth is decorated with fret design. The foot is a little low.
<p>This is a cylindrical cup decorated with incised and raised design of lotus petals on the entire outer walls and is fretted on the outer rim. Overall, the cup is yellow-green in color and has three refractory spur marks. Many of the shards, excavated from sediment in the vicinity of Kiln no. 12 at Yucheon-ri, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, are also those of cylindrical cups similar in form to this one.<br />
[<em>Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art </em>(2014) p.123]<br />
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Korean
Deep bowl with vertical sides and carved lotus petal design
1200 – 1399
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.228
It has a flat round shaped-body and a rim in the shape of a hemisphere. The foot is small and low-rising. The shoulder is adorned with cloud.<br />
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This celadon oil bottle has a short neck and round body. A cloud design is incised on the shoulder of the bottle. The rim of the foot has three refractory spur marks. This is a good example of a Goryeo celadon oil bottle in terms of both glaze and form.<br />
[<em>Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art </em>(2014) p.130]<br />
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Korean
Small bottle with incised design
12th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/2.28
A stoneware, shallow bowl with flattened base on a footring with molded sixteen panel foliate rim. The interior is incised with floral meander and a central roundel with a diaper and dot pattern. The bowl is covered in a green celadon glaze.
Chinese
Dish
stoneware with glaze
1 7/8 in x 9 9/16 in x 9 9/16 in (4.8 cm x 24.3 cm x 24.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
<p>This type of bowls was produced in the 12th century when the production of celadon was increased. is piece is assumed to be a product of a kiln in Sadang-ri, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do. e outer wall is decorated with incised and raised deisgn of a two- tiered lotus petal. The bowl was entirely glazed including the rim of the foot. e outer base retains three white quartzite spur marks. e glaze is fused well, displaying a ne gloss, but parts of it have been oxidized to tinge the inner surface with yellow.<br />
[<em>Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art </em>(2014) p.102]</p>
Korean
Bowl with carved lotus design
12th century
stoneware with celadon glaze
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.231
Japanese
Celadon incense jar, cylindrical shape with three legs and silver grill lid
19th century
Porcelain with celadon glaze, silver grill
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.531A&B

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