The celadon ceramics produced in ancient Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392 CE), are regarded as some of the finest and most elegant pottery pieces produced anywhere. The green luster is reminiscent of jade and a super smooth glaze .Goryeo celadons remain some of the most prized collector’s items in the world of ceramics.
The green color of celadons is achieved by firing the clay in an oxygen-reducing kiln with a glaze containing a low percentage of iron oxide . The method gives an extremely smooth surface to the finished vessel although many fine cracks in the glaze are typical, even desirable.
Korean vases are almost always tall and elegantly curved. This contemporary piece is 7-1/2 inches tall and 2 inches at the base, increasing to 3 inches near the top.