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.
Synonyms and Related Terms
celedone; celadón (Esp.); céladon (Fr., Port.); celadon (Ned.)
R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000