Very Rare Antique Japanese Military SNLF Helmet Destroyer Fuji Metal Navy Sake Cups
This is a pair of antique Japanese military sake cups, made each in the shape of a navy helmet with an anchor insignia. The base of the cup with the word is "Victory". Inside each of the cups are a flag each. The "Victory" cup has the words "Manchuria Mongolia" and the other cup has "Imperial Military". The cups are metal. This type of cup is normally for the army with a star - this is the first I've seen that is for the navy. The cups come with original wooden box - stamped with the phrase "15th Destroyer Squadron" in blue. Under the lid are the words "15th Destroyer Squadron Fuji" and "Fuji Destroyer Captain". The bottom of the box also has the squadron stamp. The destroyer Fuji was in the Momi-class. They were used heavily during the 1930s in Japan's combat with China, including the Manchurian Incident which is the event referred to here.
Condition: The cups are in mint condition. The box is a bit damaged - the lid is cracked and glued back. It's also missing two side panels.
Size: 2" across each