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Sake Cups


Five hand-blown glass cups in varying patterns by the noted contemporary artist Hisatoshi Iwata in Japan. All cups are different sizes. Cup: blue glass with cold luster covering up lighter portions of gold in the shape of triangles. Cup: Clear glass with red rim and circle pattern in gold. Cup: Clear glass with gold background and white spots. The glass is imperfect with indentations all around the cup. Cup: clear glass with gold background, blue rim, and blue and white floral design. Cup: Blue glass with a gold circle pattern.

Original Medium



Blue glass (with triangles)- Diameter 5.9 cm x 4.3 cm high; Clear glass with red rim- Diameter 6.3 cm x 4.3 cm high; Clear glass with gold and white- Diameter 4.2 cm x 6.4 cm high; Clear glass with blue rim- Diameter 4.7 cm x 6.0 cm high; Blue glass with gold circle- Diameter 5 cm x 6.1 cm high.



Date Information

20th Century

Artifact Number


Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Collection, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana.

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Mark Fritch, University of Montana

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