This fine, antique sakazuki measures about 6.75 across x. 83 high (170 x 21 mm). This stunning sake cup remains in very fine condition throughout, with no chips, cracks, or repairs!
In Japanese symbolism, the most common properties of the Iris are its ability to purify evil energies or protect oneself. People have been fond of using the design of this flower on their Kimonos for centuries.
They have also appeared in many paintings and have been written about in Haiku poems. The Iris remains one of the most appealing flowers in Japanese art. By the way, my Japanese friends tell me that the word "Sake" is actually pronounced "Sa-ke" (like the "ke" in the word "kettle) and not "Sa-key" like the English word "key. " And the word is pronounced with equal emphasis on both syllables, "Sa-ke.So, I've been mispronouncing it for over 45 years! Please look carefully at the macro photos as they are part of the description.
The white spots on the sake cup are from the lights I used to illuminate the cup so as to show the wonderful detail of this work of art. What a great addition to your collection or as a present! Please look at other wonderful treasures I have for sale on e-Bay, including other Sake cups!
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Glasses & Cups". The seller is "houghton-usa" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Bermuda, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco.