Set of 2 Dalmatian dog statues. Use as stand alone decor or as a set of bookends.
There are no markings or signatures on either dog. I obtained them at an estate sale. At the sale, there was an informational card that stated "Takahashi, San Francisco, Made In Japan". Researching "Takahashi, San Francisco" online, I found this statement: "Takahashi San Francisco-Importer of Japanese wares. The official name is Takahashi Trading Corp, founded after WWII by Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi.
I then researched to see if I could find a set online and did find a couple, but only as single pieces. I could not find any sets. The ones that I saw did state they were from Takahashi San Francisco.
The dogs measure about 8 inches tall and the bottom base measures 3 by 4 inches. Each dog has a gold color collar. There is also gold colored highlights around the base. I have seen them listed as being porcelain, and also as ceramic. I believe they are porcelain. They have hand painted features and a beautiful old crackle glaze finish.
There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. I have not cleaned the set, mainly because I don't know what to use on the. Probably dish soap and a soft toothbrush would be best, but I'll leave that for the next owner.
Delivery will be via USPS Insured Priority Flat Rate packaging. Mailing is from Arizona. Buyer to pay $9.95 shipping costs.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased at long as all items can safely fit in to a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding more than a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each yearly increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.