Sake Cup-0010

This is a nice, old Japanese sake cup that measures approximately 3-inches across. There are no chips or cracks in the porcelain. The gold leaf around the rim is slightly worn.  In the center of the cup is a wonderfully detailed pink and green cherry blossom flower, surrounded by laurel leaves with berries.  Prominently displayed are crossed Japanese National Flag and Japanese Battle Flag.  The flags are in very nice condition, with bright red and white colors.  When the cup is held up, light shines through the base and illuminates the cherry blossom! There are gold leaf kanji characters at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions.  This is likely an early cup, pre-dating World War Two manufacture.


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