Old Chinese Silver Champion Cup Signed & Marked 安東關署稅務司鐸博賚 九一八事變滿洲國
It is 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) tall by 4.25 inches (11 cm) wide. It weighs 11.8 oz.
It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs, except small dents at the lip, uneven footing, and small bents at the foot (as seen in the photos).
This cup was given to R.M. Talbot 鐸博賚, an American acting as the customs commissioner in Antung in 1930's. He was force to hand over archives to the Japanese in connection to the famous Manchurian Incident.
“九一八”事變後日本對中國東北海關的劫奪:1932 年6 月26 日及27 日，日本顧問一再要求安東關署稅務司鐸博賚將海關移交給他，遭到鐸博賚的拒絕。第二天，偽海關監督偕同日本顧問率10 名秘書來到安東海關索取鑰匙，再次遭到鐸博賚的拒絕。於是，由日本人充任的偽警4 名手持上著刺刀的來福槍衝入鐸博賚的辦公室，將其包圍在公事桌旁。鐸博賚迫於壓力，向來人提出最後抗議後，被迫離開關署。 6 月30 日，安東關25 名日本人和2 名朝鮮人呈請辭去中國海關職務，於是稅務司鐸博賚只好將其餘效忠海關的人員遷往他的住宅辦公。不料日本顧問崎川偕同2 名便衣武裝的日本人闖入鐸博賚的住宅索取檔案，並聲稱如果拒絕移交，便以武力攫取。鐸博賚便向來人抗議並詰問該日本顧問此舉是否通知日本領事並得到他們的同意。日本顧問竟回答說他們是“奉長春命令而行，不顧日領事”。 鐸博賚沒有答應他們移交檔案的要求，於是又有3 名便衣武裝的日本人衝入室內，鐸博賚在槍口逼迫下，被迫交出了檔案。
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