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    Help please with Japanese silver sake cupsHelp please with Japanese silver sake cupsHelp please with Japanese silver sake cupsHelp please with Japanese silver sake cupsHelp please with Japanese silver sake cupsHelp please with Japanese silver sake cups
    Here’s pictures of 3 different cups. One I recognize as the navy proficiency award but the other two are different. Can any of the members here help me identify the other two?
    Thank you very much,
    Tom

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    Cup:
    軍事功勞* Military Merit
    Award

    Box lids:
    純銀杯
    Pure Silver Cup

    House mark:
    王屋謙製
    Humbly Made by Oya [King Shop]


    Purity stamp:
    純銀
    Pure silver [sterling]
    ====
    Navy Cup:
    釀*定檢賞大正五年
    Brew * Examination PRIZE Taisho 5th Year [1916]
    Difficult kanji because they are in the old seal-script. I cannot make out that second kanji .... and I have no idea what "brew" has to do with this .... unless it's for "sickbay alcohol punch."

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    検定汽醸 meant boiler crew steam generation performance exam

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    Thank you both very much. I’m sorry I didn’t realize the picture was blurry and hard to read the kanji. Here is another shot.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Help please with Japanese silver sake cups  

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    Quote by nick komiya View Post
    検定汽醸 meant boiler crew steam generation performance exam
    Thanks Nick!! HOLY COW. I saw the Taisho date so tried to read the entire thing from left to right. I guess I should have read from center mass:

    <---------(賞)-------->

    -- Guy

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