" or the letter "L, and often feature gold trims or classic floral designs. The founding father of Lefton is George Zoltan Lefton. He was born in Hungary. In 1939 he left Hungary for America, seeking freedom and opportunity.
After arriving in Chicago, he started his own ceramics business in 1941. On December 7, 1941, the involvement of America in WWII began.A very close friend of Mr. Mr Lefton protected his business from Chicago residents who were going from Japanese-owned business to Japanese business destroying their business'. This same friend became an important link to his major manufacturing source in Japan. Some of the items manufactured during that period are quite rare today. Lefton held his quality specifications high, therefore his items will be in high demand for a long time to come. His reputation earned him the name "China King". Until the mid 1970's, Japan was the main source of Lefton's pieces. Sources in Japan changed, which caused Lefton to look for other factories and suppliers.
Some of them were Taiwan, Malaysia, and China. In identifying Lefton pieces, remember that as a general rule many of Lefton's pieces came in dif- ferent sizes, colors, designs, and styles. Like any colored item, colors may not always be consistent unless it comes from the same "color run". The item "Vintage Lefton China Mushroom Forest Cookie Jar, Salt/Pepper Shaker, 6 mugs set" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Lefton Figurines".
The seller is "mrjeriel" and is located in El Paso, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.