Celadon

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Description

A soft, gray-green, iron-containing ceramic glaze. Similar in color to celadonite, celadon glaze is prepared by firing iron oxide in a reducing oven. Celadon was developed during the Sung Dynasty and was valued for its resemblance to jade (Mayer 1969).

See also green earth.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

celedone; celadón (Esp.); céladon (Fr., Port.); celadon (Ned.)

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

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  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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