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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lefton China - Porcelain Collectibles

George Zolton Lefton was a Hungarian Jew who left his home country for a better life in 1939. Originally, Mr. Lefton was involved in making sportswear, however his passion and hobby had been collecting fine porcelains. In 1941 he opened Lefton China in Chicago, Illinois and in 1945 he signed his first agreement with a Japanese company to import products marked “Made in Occupied Japan.”

The Lefton China Company produced many things over the years including cookie jars, figurines, head vases and teapots that are highly prized by collectors. The quality of the goods that this company has produced over the years has been generally accepted as good. Lefton China continued to import porcelain products from Japan until the mid-1970’s, after which they started importing from Taiwan and Malaysia. In 2005, OMT enterprises purchased the company but Lefton products live on for the collector.

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