Property from a private collection.
Twenty-five various lacquer sakazuki (sake cups)
Late 19th century
Comprising: a set of three gold-lacquered sakazuki, decorated with Noh dancers in takamakie and gold foil, each signed Kangyosai; a mixed set of three sakazuki bearing an orange ground and lacquered with cranes, minogame and chickens, the first and the second signed Fuyo ga; a red-lacquered set, two with trees and one with sprigs of chrysanthemums in gold takamakie, signed Koma; fifteen odd red-lacquered sakazuki decorated in gold takamakie with minogame, signed Nagasaki Tomifusa; village beyond a lake, signed Shomosai; monkey on a minogame, signed Kiyokawa saku; cranes and plum tree, signed Kajikawa Tsunemasa saku; thatched hut by a river, signed Migawa saku; sailing boat, signed Ukifune; town scene, signed Senkyo saku; ferryboat, signed Senkyo saku; scattered kiku blooms, signed Shomosai; moored sail boats, signed Kajikawa saku; crane and calligraphic scroll, signed Kakosai; three minogame, signed Kajikawa Tomohide saku; informal sprays of kiku; formal kiku, the underside with kiku in gold lacquer; kiri-mon and kuyo-mon, the underside with similar mon on an irregular linear ground; and a sakazuki decorated on the orange ground with a stag among wind-blown grasses, the reverse with similar grasses in takamakie. 7.6cm (3in) to 11.5cm (4½in) diam. (25).