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Rare celadon glaze objects on display in Ha Noi

Update: September, 28/2013 - 09:14
A celadon pot engraved with patterns from Le Thiet Cuong's paintings.

HA NOI (VNS)— A rare exhibition showcasing vases, jars and pots made of a precious glaze called Celadon, dating back to the Ly dynasty (IX – XII), opens today in Ha Noi.

"Celadon" is a term for ceramics denoting both a type of glaze and a ware of a specific colour. Celadon glaze refers to a family of transparent glazes, with many forming pronounced cracks, used on porcelain and stoneware. Pieces made with it are often referred to as "celadons".

These works belong to culturist Nguyen Viet who has successfully researched and completed a study on glazes from the Ly and Tran dynasties.

About one-third of the 50 exhibits feature patterns and images from the paintings of famous artist Le Thiet Cuong.

"I granted him the right to use my paintings. The details are carefully engraved on the celadons before they are glazed," said Cuong.

The exhibition runs until October 7 at Gallery 39 Ly Quoc Su Street. — VNS

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