A hand-painted porcelain figurine of a sitting panda bear by Otagiri. The panda measures 2" across and 3 1/4" high. The bottom is marked with the original plastic "Otagiri Japan" sticker and the condition is very good, with no chips, cracks, or repairs.
Otagiri Mercantile Company ("OMC"), was a importer of porcelain and stoneware to the United States retail and restaurant trade from Japan for almost 50 years. The products were hand made and painted by Japanese artisans, and were marked with a yellow and gold sticker printed with the initials "OMC" and "Japan." Otagiri was sold to Enesco Group in 1994 and the line was discontinued.