Very Rare Antique Japanese Military WW2 Rabaul Capture Kutani Army Sake Cup
This is a very interesting cup - decorated with a star and the words "Rabaul" (literally Ra-ba-u-ru). The maker's mark Kutani Eiraku is on the back. The Japanese army captured Rabaul in 1942 from the Australians after landing a brigade there. The exterior of the cup is decorated with some auspicious clouds. Cups from the Pacific War are very rare as victories stopped after about 1942.
Size: 2" across