This is an absolutely amazing figurine. Largish and sleek, it still features the Noritake Ani-Mates sticker on the bottom. It ...
moreThis is an absolutely amazing figurine. Largish and sleek, it still features the Noritake Ani-Mates sticker on the bottom. It is in excellent shape with no chips or cracks. These were produced in limited quantities in the 1960s and designed by the Japanese artist Kiyotada Itoh. The buffalo (a water buffalo would be more precise) stands about 6 inches tall and is 8 inches long. The color is a dark brown smooth glaze. Apparently, Itoh's animals for the Noritake Ani-Mates line were made to compete with the Scandinavian mid-century lines of designers such as Lisa Larson. less
7.0ʺW × 4.0ʺD × 8.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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