Interesting Japanese lacquer libation cup
imitating Tamba or Shigarake pottery with glaze drips running down the sides, hand thrown foot, and cut sides. The interior is
lacquered in gold over black with wonderful patina from use. The exterior lacquered in chocolate brown with dark brown drips, a
carved and and gold lacquer Kanji character, and a small copper Kiku grommet with attached silk cord. Mid 19th century to late 19th century. A marvelous and ingenious piece of Japanese lacquer. Some wear, commensurate with age and use, one small chip to one of the drips at the bottom. 2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches high.