Exquisite Russo Japanese War Victory Metal Sake Cup Set
This is a very beautiful and exquisite set of antique Japanese military sake cups. The cups are each decorated with a different theme - the largest one has a crane with a cherry blossom tree on the side. The middle one has a pair of dragonflies backed by a lot of chrysanthemums. The smallest cup has a golden kite with a pine tree. Each of the cup has a rising sun in the background. The patterns are all raised and are done in fantastic detail. The words on the back of the cups are "War Victory Commemorative Cup". It doesn't specify which war, but judging from the style it is most likely the Russo Japanese War. The cup is made of metal, probably a copper based alloy of some sort.
Condition: The two larger cups are in excellent condition - some minor tarnish/oxidation. The smallest cup has a little bit of a damage to the gilt in one corner, please see picture provided.
Size: 3", 3.5", 4"