Tea bowl, ca. 1575 Tanaka Chôjirô (?), (Japanese, 1516–?1592) Japan Rough clay covered with a dull black glaze; three spur marks of iron supports (Raku ware) H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm), Diam. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Raku Tea bowl Japan, Kyoto 18th century, In the Musée Guimet, Paris. Raku ware is known worldwide as a form of ceramic technique. However, it was initially referred only to the wares made by the Raku family.