Sake cups (5)

Object Number: 
S-247.8a
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 × 2 1/4 in. (5.1 × 5.7 cm)
Marks: 
Each cup is marked along undersides of bottoms (in Japanese characters) as "Kutaniware, Japan" .
Description: 
One of five sake cups decorated with figures of six famous Japanese poets, including nine-century poets Komachi and Kuronushi, and with textual excerpts of poetry written in Japanese characters. Cups are painted with cinnabar red backgrounds and decorated with gold and black accents.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group