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Chinese reliquary
MFA# 45.651


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).

Yuan dynasty plate
MFA# 92.2635

See also Green earth.

Luohan figure
MFA# 50.1004

Synonyms and Related Terms

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

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Resources and Citations

  • 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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