Share your favorites on Show & Tell

My Favorite OTAGIRI JAPAN Mug

In Asian > Japanese Antiques > Show & Tell and Asian > Japanese Pottery > Show & Tell.
worthit2's items3 of 5my favorite silver pendant with turquoise My Favorite Nippon Collectible plate
5
Love it
0
Like it

NewfldNewfld loves this.
LaurenRedmondLaurenRedmond loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection
    NULL

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 8 months ago

worthit2
(5 items)

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.

Comments

  1. worthit2, 8 months 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, 8 months ago
    https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=otagiri+japan+mug+horse

    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, 8 months 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, 1 month ago
    Thank you racer4four, fortapache l, and Trey for loving my Otagiri Carousel mug!
  5. worthit2, 1 month ago
    Thank you LaurenRedmond for your Love! Very much appreciated:)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.