Japanese Antique Aka Raku Chawan (tea bowl) by the 1st Choraku Ogawa (1874-1939).
The potter's mark is stamped near the foot ring.
Ogawa Choraku is one of the best known Raku potters of modern times and the founder of Choraku potter family.
He became the disciple of 11th Raku Kichizaemon (Keinyu) and 12th Raku Kichizaemon (Konyu) and started his own kiln in 1904.
He received the name Choraku in 1906 from Choyuken, the head of a Urasenke tea ceremony association.
Raku pottery is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony since as early as the 16th century.
3.04in. (7.8cm.) high;
4.6in. (11.5cm.) diameter;
No cracks. No chips.
Supplied with original wooden box