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AB 989 s1

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What is it?
Sake Cup
What is it made of?
Ceramic
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1920
Object ID
AB 989 s1
Description

This set of four white ceramic-glazed sake cups (guinomi) takes the shape of wide-mouthed bowls and features flowers and insects. Each cup has a gold rim, but features a different design. One cup depicts a purple flower, either an iris or orchid. Another depicts a black and yellow tiger swallowtail butterfly with a white daisy on the upper right corner. The third depicts a green dragonfly with long, thin leaves at its right. The last sake cup features a spider web covering the whole surface with a spider at one edge and a trapped fly at another.

Credit
Donated by Miss Camelia Bowditch, 1946.
AB 989 s1 Sake Cups