Rare antique Seto ware teabowl made by Japanese potter Kato Bakutai (1861-1943) decorated with elegant horse and the calligraphy describing the First Firing of the year. The mark of the potter is stamped at the bottom.
Kato Bakutai was a prominent potter who initially worked under Kato Shuntai (1802-1877) being responsible for revival of Seto ware techniques in Japan in the 19th century.
He is also known to work with a variety of traditional pottery styles including Shino, Tenmoku, Mishima etc.
There is crack from the edge but it is not a problem for use.
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