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Another cup and bowl. Opinions? Post 5/5

Brian Wolfe

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Hello everyone,

This is the last piece of the grouping from the weekend. that I need help with..I promise. The bowl measures 4 3/4 inches in diameter and the sake cup/cover measures a little over 4 1/4 inches in diameter. The sake cup has some very nice decoration and the thing that caught my eye is how the artist used extra thick paint and embedded a piece of abalone shell in it. The bowl has three lines of kanji and I am hoping that this will lead to discovering the age of the set.

Other than what the writing on the bowl's bottom will reveal there is nothing telling me that this is or is not from the WWII era. The seller thought it was made in the mid 1950s. What are your opinions?

These next two photos shows the bottom of the sake cup.

This last photo shows the writing on the bottom of the bowl. This, I am hoping, will tell us more about the cup and bowl set.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to assist me.

I really like the collecting of Japanese artifacts but when it comes to the translations I am completely lost.



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Thanks Nick,

I fear that the sake cup bug has bitten me a while back and this group was just too good to pass up even if my dear wife will now get the post war urushi. On the other hand it worked out well as we are both happy. The tray in the earlier post was the first one I have added to the collection so that too was a plus.

Thank you for your assistance.



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