Trinket Box, Takahashi Fat Cat Hand Painted Japan, Vintage

Trinket Box, Takahashi Fat Cat Hand Painted Japan, Vintage


Vintage Takahashi Fat Cat Trinket Dish – SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION



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  • Pattern: Fat Cat
  • Made in: Japan 
  • Vintage:  1980’s – 1990’s (estimated)
  • Details:  This is a very unique trinket box imported by Takahashi in San Francisco.  It is hand made and hand painted pottery and no two are alike.  This cat is painted gray with brown marks and big blue eyes.  The inside is also grey and it’s finished in a high shine glaze in and out.  This piece is both stamped on the bottom: “Hand Painted Takahashi, San Francisco” plus it retains its original foil label that reads: “Takahashi, San Francisco, 94103, Made in Japan”.  Great piece of hand made pottery, perfect to store trinkets, candies, paper clips in the office and jewelry on the dressing table. Great accent for a kids room. Perfect gift for a cat lover! 
  • Materials:  Ceramic
  • Dimensions:  3.75 inches in Diameter, 2.5 inches Tall.
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no chips, cracks, or scratches.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 
  • Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.

The Takahashi Trading Corporation was founded in San Francisco, CA by Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi after WWII.  Henri’s son, Norman (Norman Tomoyuki Takahashi) studied computers in college and that knowledge of computerization helped make Takahashi’s a national wholesale and retail company dealing in imported Japanese made designer home goods, with seven retail stores, in the San Francisco Bay Area and NYC.  Norm would travel to Japan with his parents and upon his father’s death, took over the company.  Sadly, Norm just passed away in October of 2018.  No word yet on who will be running the company but no doubt it will continue to be family owned. 

Update – On March 24, 2019 there was a warehouse sale liquidating much of the Takahashi inventory in San Francisco.  This is the end of an era of a much loved family business, Takahashi will be changing ownership.

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Weight1.25 lbs
Dimensions6 × 6 × 6 in


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