Pottery Mark Sticker Label "Pandora products Japan" on lamb figurine
Pottery Mark Sticker Label
Pottery Mark Sticker Label "Pandora products Japan" on lamb figurine:- Hello! I purchased this piece from an obscure thrift store/junk shop for $1.99. It is a vintage (I think) lamb planter figurine. It is in excellent shape. I have searched all over the internet to try to get some information on the sticker and numbering on the piece. The sticker is shaped like an artist's palette board and it says Pandora products Japan. By the sticker is a number M255. I'm just trying to get an idea of age etc. I am new to collecting. Just like to pick up unusual things and would love to know more about this one. I have searched for books to buy on the subject as well and get nothing. Perhaps I am entering the wrong information into the search engines? I love to go to garage sales and auctions. Love finding that unusual piece that my husband will have to build a new shelf to house :) I found this site and am hoping I can learn and benefit from others experience and knowledge. I'm not looking to make a living or make money, just would like to be able to identify my finds with a little bit of accuracy. I love to find a bargain and I love to find those one of a kinds prizes. Of course most don't understand the thrill of spending hours at a junk shop and coming away with with a piece that most people would have never given a second glance.
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The forum Help Elf says:-
Nice little cute and slightly kitsch figure, with the sticky label still in place. I searched Google putting "Pandora products Japan" (including the quotation marks - which tells Google you want that specific phrase) and came up with lots of examples of their wares - but nothing on the history of the company. I noticed there is still an exporter from the Far East called 'Pandora Products'. Don't know if its the same one.
These type of items could be any time post war from the 1950's, probably up to the 1970's. The thing is, they are still regarded as tat, and are too new to have a collectible value just yet, but you are doing exactly the right thing - collecting the things you like.
Sure as eggs are eggs, in time, these types of items will start to be regarded in a different light.
I reckon post war Japan is a key historical period - a quaint reminder of when the modern industrial giant was re-forming itself into what we know now.
Things like having the original label may well be important on this stuff. Remember these wares were massed produced cheaply, so it may take quite some time before they are 'suddenly' collectible.
For general free advice on how to research your collection, Peter wrote this page:value of antiques
.My vintage and antique china values page