Posted 4 months ago
This sake cup (ochoko) is 2.25" in diameter and 1.5" high. It is unmarked and hand made. It is irregularly shaped and shows no, or very little, wear from use. Like the other cup from this attic it is a bit on the large size for drinking sake, I think, but pretty certain that is its purpose. Probably Japanese. This is the second sake cup found by someone who was cleaning out their attic while downsizing and found a few pieces of Japanese pottery in various boxes. Their parents lived in the Far East in the late 1950s and sister in Japan in the mid-1970s, so this cup probably dates 1955.1975. It is doubtful that I will ever know more about this cup but I have started to put together a small collection of orphan sake cups and this one will fit right in. Each is a small work of art.