- Pattern: Geranium
- Made in: Japan
- Vintage: 1980’s (estimated)
- Details: This is a really pretty soap dish and/or trinket dish. It was made by Takahashi of San Francisco. It’s part of their “Geranium” giftware series which included vases, photo frames, trinket dishes and more. We also found a coffee cup, so there may have been dinnerware in this pattern. The dish features a basket full of pink geraniums and three little Japanese dolls on the side. The border has a checkered pattern with little pink dots and outlined with pink and blue stripes. It is stamped on the back: ” Geranium, San Francisco” and their logo. This piece also retains its original foil label. that reads: Takahashi, San Francisco, 94103, Made in Japan”. Very pretty dish, perfect for a powder room, kitchen sink or as a catch-all by the front door or nightstand.
- Materials: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 5.0 inches Long, 3.5 inches Wide and 1.0 inch Tall.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches. Pattern is in excellent condition, like it’s never been used.
- Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. 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.