November 17th, 2014

South African treasury from the earth – gorgeous ceramic vessels

Tags: hurries to inform that South Africa Post has released a series of stamps dedicated to the ceramic vessels that were found on the territory of this country. The issue consists of ten stamps that were put into circulation on the 13th of November.

For thousands of years, dating far back into pre-historic times, pottery has played a significant role in human development. In more recent years, it has become a fine art form with talented ceramicists creating highly sought after and collectable works of art that are exhibited in homes, offices and galleries around the world. With this set of ten postage stamps and two commemorative envelopes, the South African Post Office highlights a selection of South Africa’s finest ceramic vessels from pre-colonial to contemporary times.

This set of stamps feature the following ceramics, held in the collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town.

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