Antique Japanese Military Tianjin (Tientsin) Garrison Imperial Banquet Bestowal Lacquer Army Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated with an imperial chrysanthemum on the front. The words on the back are "Commemoration of Bestowed Meal and Wine during Garrison of China Tianjin (Tientsin)". This is an official cup of some sort - the use of the imperial chrysanthemum was restricted for official use.
Size: 4.25" across