This is a flat shaped wine cup coated with vermillion lacquer. On the interior surface, turtles with seaweed tails and bamboo are depicted in taka maki-e (raised-gold powder decoration). The turtle on the left has a shell which is pasted with kanagai (metal foil). It has an inscription ‘Hisataka’ with kao (a stylized signature) on the backside. Jukakusai Hisataka was a maki-e artist patronized by the Tokugawa shogunate in the 19th century. Hence this cup is considered to be a gift from the shogun family.