Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Kyle's Christmas Sake Cup - 1750

We got Kyle another sake cup for Christmas this year, so now he officially has a collection.  The way I figure it, if he ever wants to go on some sort of midlife bender, a collection of historic sake cups won't lose their value and should be able to fund a nice vacation. Or perhaps he can impress a mail-order Japanese bride with them. And they look pretty on a shelf until then.  I suspect they're cool for drinking sake from as well, although perhaps he feels nervous drinking out of something older than the United States.  I would.

In case his nephew isn't suitably impressed, he should point out that this is a mystical cup that appeases Gojira and keeps the world safe.  Then again, maybe not.  Depending on how much J. wants to see Godzilla in person.

I wanted to put the details out here, so Kyle can find them if he ever needs them.

Blue and White Ko Imari Soba Choko Cup Mid 18c (see below - estimated 1750).

"The size of Soba Choko: 3" Dia x 2 3/8" High. Japanese Blue and White(Sometsuke) Porcelain Soba Choko Cup from 18 century. The Soba Choko cup is made from finely made porcelain body with straight line. It has Ichimatsu pattern and mesh design pattern. It is simply yet attractive design. The condition of Cup is very good, there is no crack and no hairline, except noting there are some foot rim with some Kamadashi Ato(original kiln flaw spots when removed from kiln) and old nicks. You can see from photos. Otherwise excellent condition. The age of Soba Choko from mid 18 century around 1750 (Horeki Period, Middle Edo) which we guarantee the age."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soba choka cups are actually for sauces for your noddles, not sake. Sake cups are much smaller.