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    Posted 4 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3973 items)

    This seems like a very large sake cup or a cup for serving miso or something. i think it's midcentury. i love the very clean, gold lines! any info appreciated.

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    1. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      What size is this? Looks like the kind of merchandise my mother used to sell in her Japanese gift shop. [;>)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      hi Nevada.

      it's 3" across and 2" tall.
    3. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      Then, based on its size, I'd say that this is a tea cup. A little too small to serve Miso soup. Miso soup, besides, is normally served in a lacquered bowl, typically 4-1/2" across X 2-1/4" high. The smallest lacquered Miso bowl I've seen is 4" across X 3" high. The Mrs. has several of both. She just told me right now that your tea cup, though not a true Sake cup, can be, and often is, used to drink Sake. But Miso soup, no. That is served, or should be served, in a wee bit larger lacquered bowl. [;>)
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you Nevada!

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