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Japanese pottery. Tea bowl. Ryonyu (Raku IX). Production Place: Japan, Kyoto. Hand-built footed tea bowl of very coarse grey-white earthenware with a thick black Raku glaze. Raku spiral in foot ring. Hollow at the centre of well. Vertical slicing on one side. Earthenware, glazed, height 9.40 cm, diameter, bowl, 10.00 cm, diameter, foot, 4.40 cm, circa 1775-circa 1825. Edo Period (1615-1868).