Very Rare Set of 3 Antique Japanese Military Korean Empire Defense Lacquer Sake Cups
This is a very rare set of antique Japanese military sake cups, decorated each with a map of Korea, with the cities of Seoul, Incheon, and Busan marked. Korea is named "Kankoku", the name used during the Korean Empire period (1897-1910) before annexation by Japan. The words on the back of each of the cups are "Korean Empire Garrison 32nd Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion 1st Company". Under the base of the biggest cup is a mark for the maker.
Condition: Excellent - there's a chip of the paint on the rim at 3 o'clock for the middle cup.
Size: 3.25", 4", 4.5" across