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Sake Cup (sakazuki) in the Form of a Chrysanthemum
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Sake Cup (sakazuki) in the Form of a Chrysanthemum


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This shallow cup is one of three, decorated by a chrysanthemum in full bloom. In an old-fashioned wedding ceremony, both the bride and the groom sipped sake from each of three cups; sake was considered a purifying agent.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Mitsutoshi [Yamamoto]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 19th century (Meiji)
Medium
gold lacquer
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.328
Measurements
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) (w.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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