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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UCAGCO- United China & Glass Company

   This Beautiful UCAGCO (United China & Glass Company) Fine China, Tea Cup & Saucer is in the "Old Rose" pattern. The Tea Cup is 2-1/4" tall & is 3-7/8" in diameter at the rim. The Cup has a White background with Pink Roses & Rose Buds, two on the front & one on the back, & a Rose in the interior of the Cup with Green leaves & stems. This Tea Cup is embosses around the exterior rim & is trimmed in Gold on the rim, feet & handle. This Cup is footed with a "Broken Loop" style handle. The Saucer is 5-3/4" in diameter & has a White background with Pink Roses & Rose buds along the rim. The saucer is trimmed in Gold. This pattern was Discontinued & was only in circulation in the late 1950's.
This piece is available for purchase for $9.99 at:

   UCAGCO actually means "United China & Glass Company". It's offices were based in New Orleans & New York. UCAGCO was primarily a distributor of dinnerware & glassware. They distributed many Japanese China patterns during the early 1950's. United China & Glass Company inc., better known as UCAGCO, dates back to 1850. The company was founded by Abe Mayer & originally was called Abe Mayer & Co., the importer did buisness throughout the Southeast United States as well as Central & South America. It wasn't until the 1930's that the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO & began expanding overseas. In fact, after the war, the company's agent in Japan, S.A. Stolaroff signed the very first contract allowing imports from Japan. A talented ceramic designer himself, Solaroff  worked alongside many Japanese potters in order to lead the company's line of ceramics into a great success. in 1956, UCAGCO was sold to Sammons Enterprises & in 1962, Stolaroff, who became the company's president, retired.


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