Rare Antique Japanese Military Cruiser Naniwa Victory Navy Sake Cup
This is a rare antique Japanese navy sake cup, decorated with a pair of flags and the words "Warship Naniwa Victorious Return Commemoration" and the sailor's name Okisu. The Naniwa was a protected cruiser that was built in the UK and delivered to Japan in the 1880s. It fought in the Battle of Yellow Sea which defeated the Chinese Beiyang navy in the Sino-Japanese War, and also participated in the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo Japanese War. It's not clear which war this cup would refer to, but these are the only two wars in which the ship participated and was a critical part of Japan's early naval successes.
Size: 3.25" across