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I have seldom collected porcelain but have had a few unusual examples over the years.  These were mainly Asian.

I never tried to vie with my late brother, Dr. Bernard Watney,  when it came to English porcelain.

I have handled a few saki (or sake) cups and tea cups which have had a lithophane base depicting a beautiful Geisha girl.

I was able to buy these quite cheaply because either the seller did not know what they were, or thought they had little value.  These cups realise between $AUD25 and $AUD40 each cup.

Below is a photo of a tea cup.

Geisha Girl Cup

Geisha Girl Cup. Image shown when held to light  

Image shown when held to light





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