May 19, 2023
Celadon is a treasure of Chinese ceramic firing technology, used as a type of porcelain with a surface coated with blue glaze. The formation of the color tone of celadon is mainly caused by the presence of a certain amount of iron oxide in the body glaze, which is baked in a reducing flame atmosphere. But some celadon, due to its impure iron content, lacks sufficient restoring atmosphere, resulting in a yellow or yellowish brown color tone. Celadon is famous for its delicate porcelain texture, bright and smooth lines, dignified and simple shapes, pure and colorful colors.
The Chinese working people have a long history of making porcelain with a wide variety. As early as the Shang and Zhou dynasties, primitive celadon appeared, and after the development of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods, there was a significant breakthrough in the Eastern Han Dynasty. After the Three Kingdoms, Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasties, the celadon fired in the south and north began to have their own characteristics. Southern celadon is generally hard and delicate in texture, with a light gray color and a crystal clear and pure glaze. It is often described as resembling ice or jade. The northern celadon has a thick body, strong glass texture, and high fluidity. The glaze has fine open sections, and the glaze color is blue to yellow.