Longquan celadon ceramic piece features on new stamp
A Longquan celadon piece from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) features in one of a new set of Chinese stamps. [Photo/WeChat account: zjlqtour]
The boom in trade and exchanges along the Silk Road, as well as along the Maritime Silk Road greatly enriched the development of Chinese cultural objects over the centuries. Four such artifacts are featured in a new set of stamps that will be issued by China Post on June 12.
The set, called "Cultural Relics Along the Silk Road II", is made up of four stamps, each one with a cultural artifact and each stamp with a face price of 1.2 yuan (19 cents).
One of the four new stamps features a celadon ceramic piece from Longquan – the county-level city administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province.
It is a green glazed plate engraved with chrysanthemum petals produced in the Longquan kiln during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The object is now in the collection at the National Museum of China in Beijing.
According to local media reports from Longquan, on the release date of the stamps, various activities will be held at the Longquan Celadon Museum, including a stamp exhibition that celebrates the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China.