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Celadon is a term for pottery denoting the wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as "green ware". The term "celadon" for the pottery's pale jade-green glaze was coined by European connoisseurs of the wares.

Celadon originated at the beginning of the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127), though the term "Celadon" is purely European, and notable kilns such as the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province are renowned for their celadon glazes, many with accentuated "crackle", or tiny cracks in the glaze.

For many centuries, celadon wares were highly regarded by the Chinese Imperial court. In Korea the celadons produced under the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392) are regarded as the classic wares of Korean porcelain.

Celadon glazes can be produced in a variety of colors, including white, grey, blue and yellow, but the most famous and desired shades range from a very pale green to deep intense green, reminding pepole of jade, which is always the most valued material in Chinese culture.