Sake Cup-0039 “Banzai Imperial Forces, Victorious Army!” ca. 1898 “SOLD”

This wonderful and old Japanese Sake Cup dates from the First Sino-Japanese War period (ca. 1898).  The cup measures approximately 2.75″ from rim to rim.  The center design shows two Japanese Battle Flags surrounding a yellow-gold Imperial chrysanthemum flower.  Below the flags, two Japanese Army cavalrymen with swords drawn are charging on horseback toward the center. The kanji characters say, “Banzai Imperial Forces, Victorious Army”.  The outer gold leaf rim has faded.  The cup is in very good condition with no chips or cracks.


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