Beautiful Antique Japanese Imperial Life Insurance Company Lacquer Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese lacquer sake cup, decorated with a beautiful scene of an older man with a lady sitting near the coast, with ships in the distance, a tree, a rising sun, etc. The back of the cup has the words "Imperial Life Insurance Joint Stock Company". The company is now called Asahi Life Insurance. They used to insure, among other things, soldiers going to war. The company was disbanded in 1947 and reorganized into Asahi today.
Condition: Excellent - very light surface wear
Size: 4.25" across