Vintage Japanese Ebisu With Fish Gold Makie Lacquer Wood Sakazuki Sake Cup
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Vintage Japanese Ebisu With Fish Gold Makie Lacquer Wood Sakazuki Sake Cup:
This Meiji era antique Japanese red lacquer sake cup (sakazuki) features a form of art work thatis extremely costlyto recreate today.Japanese lacquer is widely considered to be the finest in the world.This hand turned sake cup of cryptomeria wood has over20 coats of refined Japanese urushi lacquer, with a final layer of gold on the top forming a raised design known as makie.
The inside of the cupfeatures a raised gold depiction of Ebisu, one of the 7 gods of luck, and the only one from Japan, shown with a fish.Ebisu is a god revered by fisherman. His story is one of an underdog- he was born without bones and abandoned by his family, but became a god after being cared for by the Ainu people. This cupmeasures 5 3/4" across by 1 3/8" high (14.5 by 3.5 cm).
Despite its age (over 100 years guaranteed), its durable lacquerfinish is still inexcellent polish.Having been in storage most of its life it remains in excellent condition.
You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 14 days of receipt.
Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 32 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. Returns must be shipped back within 14 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before offerding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.