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    Posted 1 year ago

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    I have this very cute porcelain Mug, marked OTAGIRI JAPAN. I love it because of very beautiful print on it. But don't know much about it's history,value etc. I request if someone can help me identity this mug. Thanks in advance.


    1. worthit2, 1 year ago
      Thanks fortapache and racer4four..for loving this OTAGIRI mug.I have more Mugz to share..I'll share with all of us, a Lil later..Thanks again..
    2. Gillian, 1 year ago

      The above is an eBay search I did on Otagiri (specifically mugs with horses). You could break it down even further if you do a search on 'carousel' mugs.

      There are a few carousel mugs in the search I did, they're quite close to the top.

      Some of these mugs are highly collectable.

      A Little History
      Otagiri stoneware was produced and painted by hand by a group of artists hired to design and create pieces. Although Otagiri started manufacturing pieces in the 1950s, it did not officially register its name as a trademark until 1980. Although the company manufactured and stamped its pieces as made in Japan, the Otagiri trademark was registered in the United States.

      Authentic Otagiri can be identified by a gold and yellow sticker and the stamp "Otagiri Japan." In 1994, the company was sold to Enesco, another company known for manufacturing collectibles, for $3.5 million. Afterward, the brand was discontinued. Though true Otagiri pieces are no longer manufactured, items that resemble Otagiri pieces are still referred to as such. During its operation, Otagiri also acted as a third-party manufacturer, creating products for greeting card companies as well as the San Francisco Music Box Company, a once-popular mall store chain.
    3. worthit2, 1 year ago
      Thank you Soo much Gillian, for providing the link and a history of Otagiri..Sure,it's helpful information.I appreciate your time..Thanks a lot!
    4. worthit2, 8 months ago
      Thank you racer4four, fortapache l, and Trey for loving my Otagiri Carousel mug!
    5. worthit2, 8 months ago
      Thank you LaurenRedmond for your Love! Very much appreciated:)

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