This wonderful and unusual pair of Pottery & Porcelain Sake Cups were made for hot beverages having a double wall to keep the Sake warm. Each has a wonderful hand/feel, with a textured pottery base and multi-color basket finish on the exterior body, (red clay with dark brown color gradation ), and a smooth fine white Porcelain interior of the cup. Rarely seen finishing treatment. Condition: Excellent with no chips, cracks or discoloration. Dimensions: 2-3/8″ dia. x 2-1/2″h
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection