This wonderful 1940's little Japan ceramic vase has a tree with a small fawn deer resting under it. In my research I found another vase looking exactly like this with a paper sticker that reads "Original OMC Japan sticker" remained on the bottom. Omc stands for Otagiri Manufacturing Company. Deer ceramic and pottery figures were used often in pieces after the late 1940's when the bambi movie was introduced. The 1 ½ inch opening tree trunk is hollow to hold flowers and has a branch with leaves on it and two yellow daisy flowers at its base. It measures 5 ½ inches tall. This ceramic vase is very life like with its grooves on the tree trunk and the soft spots on this realistic deer fawn. What a wonderful vase for a few pens at your desk or to show off those small blooms, leaves or fall shows from your garden.
Japan Otagiri ceramic deer fawn under tree vase