Rare Antique Japanese Military Manchukuo Emperor Guard Army Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, made of pewter and decorated with a picture of the "Sincere Loyalty Memorial", which are the words on the cup in the middle as well as the stele itself. This memorial was in the West Park in Shinkyo - present day Changchun and at the time the capital of Manchukuo. The words on the exterior are "Manchuria Garrison Commemoration" and the maker's mark in the base. The cup comes with original wooden box and the words on the lid of the box are "Manchuria Emperor Honour Guard Commemoration". I'm going to venture to guess that this cup is for those who were present at perhaps the opening ceremony of this memorial who served as part of the guard.
Condition: Excellent - light surface wear
Size: 2" across