- Made in Japan for OMC
- Vintage: 1960’s – 1970’s
- Details: Such a cute tea pot and matching tea cup, perfect for one person! It has a very happy pattern of multi-color Irises in Blue, Yellow and Red with vibrant green leaves. There’s also a little bird hiding in the grass and it’s all accented in gold. The tea cup is rimmed in gold and has the same floral design on one side only. The tea pot has a very nice shape and a bamboo handle which gives it a totally Asian look and feel. It has the floral design in the front, and also on the lid which is rimmed in gold. It has an ingenious little strainer on the spout so loose tea can be used in the pot. The pot looks like it’s never been used, it has the plastic spout protector and also retains its original paper sticker on the bottom that reads: “Made in Japan”. The teacup is stamped on the bottom: “Made in Japan”. We think this would make a great hostess gift or the perfect gift for someone living alone, or your favorite tea lover.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimension: Tea Cup is 3.0 inches in Diameter, and approx 2.25 inches Tall, Holds about 4 oz, Tea Pot is : 3.75 inches Tall (without the lid), 4.5 inches Tall (with the lid), and almost 8 inches Tall including the handle. It is 6.25 inches Wide overall (including spot and ceramic handles), top opening is 3.0 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage- Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches or crazing on either piece. There are a couple of tiny imperfections on the actual clay, we think that’s to be expected in pottery, part of the charm, see last 2 pictures. The decorations and gold are in excellent condition. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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The OMC sticker was used by Otagiri Mercantile Company (OMC) from 1954-1994 and had locations in both New York and San Francisco. Otagiri imported ceramics and other wares from many Japanese companies. They displayed the gold OMC label you see on many pieces but older pieces are missing those labels due to use and wear. However, by the mid 1970’s to the mid 1980’s Otagiri had some items specially produced just for them and those items have an incised mark (transfer mark) with “Otagiri”. They were bought by Enesco in 1994.