Enjoy your morning coffee in these two Otagiri Coffee Mugs decorated with an adorable White Persian Kitten and Teddy Bear! Designed by renowned artist Bob Harrison, an adorable fluffy white Persian kitten cuddles up to a plump light brown teddy bear with a pink heart on its chest. Indeed, the love is apparent in the upraised round blue eyes of the kitten as she gazes adoringly at the unwitting teddy. Each mug is signed “Harrison” beneath the seated teddy bear, and each is trimmed with a thin band of gold around the rim. The handle easily accommodates two or three fingers depending on the size of your hand.
Nearly identical but clearly made in different runs causing slight variations between the two, one of these slender mugs measures 4-inches tall and the other is just over that by less than 1/8 inch. The shorter mug is 2-3/4 inches in diameter and the other is 2-7/8 inches.
Each is stamped in black with a four-petaled flower followed by “Otagiri® Design ©Bob Harrison Japan.” The trademark registration indicated that these mugs were likely produced in the 1980s or early 1990s.
In addition to the slight difference in size, the shorter mug is whiter and of finer material. It is translucent with shadows visible through it when held to the light. The slightly larger mug is thicker and opaque with a pale gray cast. There are no chips or cracks to either mug.
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