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small hand painted with a face on bottom of them you can onle see when help up in the light 1 1/2 inch tall

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Asian Antiques674 of 3217Any ideas what this is - reverse of a japanese silk embroideryAsian Scholar with Abacus Sculpture/Austin Products Co. Museum Reproduction "Durastone"/ Circa 1961
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Posted 6 months ago

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small hand painted 1 1/2 inches tall women face on bottom can only really see her face when help up into the light found them their are 4 glasses with 2 different faces on them

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    I have only seen the tea cup size with the face on bottom.
  2. jwendell222, 6 months ago
    Hi, if you would like to research your cup further, Google: 'lithophane sake cups':
    'moriage' 'rakans'. For mare examples of this type of ware go here:
    http://gotheborg.com/marks/index_jap_marks.htm
    Scroll down to the second Dai Nipon, 1218 & 1230, KB, 724, and there are several more. Hope this helps and good luck, Jim
  3. dlowdaren, 6 months ago
    what if i cant find a marking at all on the two Private Geisha lithophane sake cups or the lithophane sake cups two Ribboned Geisha i have
  4. jwendell222, 6 months ago
    I have a Kutani sake set with four cups and only the tokura is marked. That is likely the case with yours, so without the tokura there is no way to identify the kiln unless someone with the same set recognizes it. Regards, Jim
  5. jwendell222, 6 months ago
    Correction: the sake flask is properly spelled 'tokkuri'.

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