The company was founded in 1947 and imported many fine items from Japan from numerous manufacturers, putting their own foil label on the merchandise. These bookends were lovingly owned by a gentleman who adored his Schnauzer, his estate was just full of lovely Schnauzer collectibles. The bookends are in very well maintained pre owned condition, but like most Takahashi bookends, the surface glaze is crazed as shown in the photos. This set of bookends has the unique feature of the base being capped so that it can be filled with sand to make each dog heavier. However, it can obviously also be used to secrete valuables such as rings and other jewelry or currency.These pieces have a lovely antique look and measure. 7-1/2 inches wide x 3 inches deep by. 7-3/4 inches tall from bottom of base to tip of dogs ears.
Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi was a businessman and philanthropist who emerged from internment after World War II to build a prosperous trading company in San Francisco, CA. Where he graduated from high school. After graduating with degrees in sociology and art from Pomona College in 1936, he moved to San Francisco, where he found work as a sports editor for a local Japanese American newspaper. With the outbreak of World War II, Mr. During their time in camp, they dreamed of bringing high-quality, well-designed items from Japan, to introduce the American public to the arts and crafts of a country previously known only for cheaply made imitations of Eurocentric goods.
They hoped that putting beautifully designed things into the hands of American parents and children could help to build good feelings among a new generation, and diminish the prejudice and racism that had put Japanese Americans behind barbed wire during the war. In a small store in Japantown. The item "Vtg Pair Takahashi Japan San Francisco Schnauzer Dog Bookends Figurines Statue" is in sale since Monday, June 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Schnauzer". The seller is "aqhatrailrider" and is located in Pleasanton, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.