A Set of Five Hand Painted Porcelain Sake Cups: Radiating Circles
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
each: 2" high x 3 1/4" diameter, 5 cm high x 8 cm diameter
This is a set of five beautifully hand painted porcelain sake cups which were made in Kyoto in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.
Both inside and out are decorated with amazingly thin and precise rings of parallel lines: imagine the skill necessary to create such fine decoration on concave and convex surfaces, inside and out.
Each of these cups is intact; there are no chips or abrasion, and each is bright and clear in color.