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Tortoise-shell sake cup with design of hawk on plum tree

Unknown19th century, Edo-Meiji period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

The hawk is depicted in taka maki-e (high-relief sprinkled metal design), while the plum tree is in hira maki-e (flat sprinkled metal design) on the tortoise-shell cup.
This exquisite wine piece is believed to have been made for a special order by one of the lords of the Tachibana family.

Details

  • Title: Tortoise-shell sake cup with design of hawk on plum tree
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century, Edo-Meiji period
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 2.6cm, Dia: 8.3cm
  • Type: Tortoise-shell work

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