You can practically hear the crinoline rustling!
San Francisco based Otagiri imported ceramics, mostly from Japan, to high end retailers. This irresistible, beautifully glazed, green-eyed trio from The Edith Collection oozes country charm as a Mother Cat takes the lead as a teapot with her smaller kittens co-starring as the sugar bowl and creamer.
Hand Painted blue dresses are decorated with red and green flowers, while bouquets of pink flowers are held in clasped paws. The cream-colored floral aprons, with matching bowtie collars and embossed flowers, neatly round the front.
Such a heartwarming and adorable display collection.
Origin: Japan; pre-1994; pre-owned
Dimensions: Mother Cat- 6 3/4"H x 7"W
Creamer Kitten- 4 3/4"H x 4 7/8"W
Sugar Bowl Kitten- 4 3/4"H x 3"W
Condition: Very Good.
The Mother Cat Teapot left ear has a nick that has been well covered with black enamel paint. There are no other issues. The teapot has no cracks, stains, crazing or wear. The colors show no loss and the glaze is very shiny and smooth.
The Creamer Kitten has what appears to be a very small nick to the left ear tip. It has been painted over and is hard to recognize. There is a dot sized ding from manufacturing to the pottery tip of the spout; it is very hard to notice. There are no other issues. There are no cracks, crazing or wear. The colors show no loss and the glaze is very shiny and smooth.
The Sugar Bowl Kitten has chips to both ear tips. They have been well covered with black enamel paint. The kitten's pink nose has two dings which could use a touch up. There are no other issues, with no cracks, crazing or wear. The plastic spoon is clean with no yellowing or stains. The colors show no loss and the glaze is very shiny and smooth.