Celadon Vase with Fluted Rim
ArtistKim Jong-ho (South Korean, b. 1939)
MediumCeladon glazed stoneware
DimensionsWork : 9 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (24.45 x 9.53 x 9.53 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
The term celadon derives from the name of a character in an 18th-century French play who wore a green cape. When European scholars first began classifying Asian ceramics, they applied the name celadon to a large family of green-glazed stonewares and porcelains produced in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand from the 11th century onward. This celadon vase was produced by the contemporary Korean master potter, Kim Jong-ho.