19th century Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) for tea ceremony with mottled orange and white glaze. Aka-Raku (red Raku) pottery produced in the Kyoto region. Excellent design, beautiful potting with body first turned and then formed by fingers, spiral line on the bottom of the bowl showing the way potter finished turning the piece. Great crackled glaze, inscribed by the potter on the body by the foot. Very attractive object, well-used, in great condition. Comes with new box inscribed on the top, old wrapping cloth. Diameter 4 3/4 inches, height 2 7/8 inches.