This is a 3 piece set of desk or kitchen accessories made in Japan in 1979 and 1981. The set includes a letter holder, a paper clip holder, and a pencil cup. These are Otagiri products. They were hand crafted and hand painted in Japan. The Otagiri trademark is on the bottom of each piece.
The handleless pencil cup is 3.75" x 3". It has a mallard in flight over a blue lake on the front of the cup. On the back of the cup in relief form is a colorless group of rushes with a swirl of water. There is a small chip on the rim area of the cup.
The letter holder is 5" x 3" and could also be used as a sponge or napkin holder if you have items in your kitchen from the Mallards collection. There are no chips or cracks on the letter holder.
The paper clip holder can also serve as a creamer if you want to add to your kitchen collection and have the sugar bowl but no creamer. There is a small ding on one of the feet on the underside.
Overall, the set is in good vintage condition. The details in these figurals, as in all Otagiri products, are outstanding. The price has been reduced because of the flaws in the pencil cup and the paper clip holder. These pieces are certain to delight any Otagiri collector.
Item ID: PW630