This is an imari ceramic sake cup, or sakazuki . It dates to about 1910, and is an appropriate size for a serving of Japanese sake. Both inside and outside are hand painted with the outside in blue/white scenic design while the inside has a gold background with Daikoku, one of the seven Japanese gods of luck, in the middle. Daikoku was the patron deity of craftsmen (especially carpenters) as he holds a golden hammer which was said to grant wishes. Signed on the bottom with the artist kiln, Kutani (see picture 6). Kutani imari was considered to be the finest ceramic ware from the late Edo and Meiji periods.

It measures 2" across by 1 1/8" tall (5 x 2.5 cm). Other than one small (1/16 inch) chip on the outer rim (see last picture), it remains in fine condition as seen in the enlarged pictures. A great way to enjoy your evening sake.

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