Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The This company was in business from 1954-1994. It was bought out by Enesco in 1994. Registered in NYC and San Francisco. Recognized by its gold diamond shaped sticker with OMC.
Otagiri imported wares from many Japanese kilns/companies. Most were marked with an OMC sticker. However some were produced especially for Otagiri and have an incised mark or a transfer mark with Otagiri. These appear to have been made around the mid 1970's to mid 1980's.
Imports from Japanese Kilns/companies include:
Kenzan Gama 謙山窯 (Mino)
Gold Imari (Nagoya)
Tetsusaburo Gama 哲三郎窯 (ARITA)
Shibata Toki 柴田陶器
Incised and transfer marks