Otagiri Teddy Bear Bank Brown Red Bow 1970s Vintage
This vintage teddy bear bank is dark brown with pale beige muzzle and feet. It has the original "OMC Japan" label on the bottom and is also marked "Otagiri 1979". This item has no chips or cracks, minimal wear and minimal crazing.
"Otagiri" is actually a trademark. The company name is Otagiri Mercantile Company, Inc. or OMC. The company was an importer and a distributor of porcelain, stoneware, and giftware in the San Francisco area for more than 46 years. The products were made in Japan and were imported for distribution and sold to high end department stores and gift shops. Otagiri products were handcrafted and handpainted.