Whistling Bird Kutani Red W/ Gold Designs And Trim 6 Piece Porcelain Sake Set
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Whistling Bird Kutani Red W/ Gold Designs And Trim 6 Piece Porcelain Sake Set:
Vintage Japanese Kutani porcelain sake set with a singing/whistling bird on a burnt orange background with hand painted gilt birds/phoenixes. Set is composed of 5 cups and 1 carafe. Carafe has a gold bird on top that whistles/sings as the sake's steam rises (untested). Cups have small holes in top of handles going to bottom of cup so that the cups whistle when drinking (also untested). The set it marked on the bottom of carafe and cups. As noted, there is some very minor loss of gold to rims and one cup has minor chip at top (see photo) Carafe is 6" to very top of spout, 5 3/8" to top, and 2" across bottom. Cups are 1 3/*' in height and 2 1/2" in diameter.