My grandmother worked as a secretary for sharp for a number of years and was given a handful of stylized metal statues that were given as a gift to the american branch of sharp from the japanese branch. I remember that they came in a box with a letter about the artist and that they were commissioned for sharp, I no longer have the box or letter. My grandmother recently passed away and was wondering if anyone could point me to any information on these. They don't have a makers mark and my google fu has failed to locate any information. Myself and my brother have a dragon, tiger, and rabbit.
I know this is very narrow, but I was always curious about them.