Occupied Japan LEFTON China Floral Saucer with black background, hand-painted pink rose with green leaves, scalloped edge trimmed in gold. (c. 1946 - 1952) Pattern unidentified, but similar in all but flower color to pattern #446.
(G.Z.L.) George Zoltan Lefton left his native Hungary in 1939 and moved to Chicago, Illinois. While he had no professional experience with porcelain or china, he was an avid collector. He founded Lefton China in Chicago in 1940, taking advantage of a move to a new country to explore his passion for fine china.
Lefton China produced in Occupied Japan included a wide range of pieces, dating from 1946 to 1952. Designs ranged from delicate, formal pieces with gold edging and soft floral patterns to the whimsical and playful designs of the 1950's.
Many of the pieces of Lefton China from Occupied Japan were produced by the Miyawo Company during this period. The quality and price were both good on Lefton China pieces from this period; many of these pieces are collectibles today.
This vintage Occupied Japan, hand painted Lefton saucer is in excellent condition, with no chips cracks or crazing. Measures 5.5" in diameter. Marked on the bottom with EXCLUSIVELY MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN, G.Z.L., U.S.A., Hand Painted and the Lefton logo of a soldier on a horse with a spear.
A1832 - LEFTON China Floral Saucer Black / Rose - Occupied Japan