Featured Japanese Lacquerware Cups

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by kraftblue, Jun 11, 2021 at 10:16 AM.

  1. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Bought 6 of these from an estate sale. 4 3/8" tall and 2 1/4" across the top. Inside of cups is gold. Rooster decoration is hand painted. Part of the rooster tail goes down the stem handle. Any idea how old these may be?

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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    LOVELY, but are they meant to be used or just looked at??:happy::happy: They look delicate!!
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  3. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Aquitqine, I can't answer that question. Not too delicate.
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  4. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Real vintage ones are meant to be used, some more recent ones have 'not food safe' labels due to the paints/lacquers used. Most of this style of item comes from the 60's or 70's when home bars were a thing, the Japanese ones should be free of cadmium/chromium etc, but I wouldn't trust Chinese ones! You can wash the real ones with normal warm water and dishsoap too, but don't soak them and no dishwashers unless you want to make papiermache.
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