Very Rare Antique Japanese Military 1926 Crown Prince Hirohito Battleship Nagato Pewter Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated with a chrysanthemum on the front with the words "His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince" "Imperial Ship Commemoration". This means that this ship was the one that the Crown Prince was on during a fleet review/exercise. As the Taisho emperor was physically unable to perform duties, the crown prince (and future Showa emperor) Hirohito was responsible for all of these attendances. The words on the back are "Warship Nagato" and "Taisho 15th Year (1926) May". There's also a maker's mark in the center. The cup is made of pewter.
Size: 3" across
Condition: Excellent - slight surface blemishes