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Offline David E

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Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« on: January 17, 2007, 10:45:51 PM »
I'm trying to find more information about a Japanese slumped glass maker, who produced a range of glassware similar to Chance. I know some of their output was made for the US giftware company, G.Z. Lefton Co., based in Chicago, Illinois, and these items are invariably marked as such, or have a label. The label often mentions 'Made in Japan'.

This was found on the rim of a plate:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4614

One designer may have been Michio Suzuki, but sadly this is also the same name for a prominent mathmetician and the founder of Suzuki Motor Corporation. The equivalent, I assume, of searching for Michael Smith ::) :o
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 02:46:50 PM »
Hi David,
      I think Glen did an article on Lefton glass, so it might help if you give her a nudge on the glass board, also see ebay item 260075779637 for another Lefton label.

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Re: Japanese slumped glass/G.Z. Lefton
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 03:19:07 PM »
Hi Sue,

Thanks for the link - I missed this one! I wasn't aware that Glen had written an article, so I'll mail her - many thanks.
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 03:28:22 PM »
Possibility is CAGCO United China and Glass Company

see also Py/Miyao Fun Kitchen Collectibles ISBN 0875886582, not sure if it includes glass or not.
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 05:36:25 PM »
Thanks Frank.

It would appear CAGCO is a US distribution company, but on the Amazon search I found mention of

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Miyao Company, known today as Miyawo

So I'll track this lot down  :)
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 10:56:26 PM »
Miyawo information at http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/7299/ - not sure if this is any help.

Also the book that Frank mentions seems to be out of print but there is one listed on ebay item no. 130062592639

Hil  :)

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 09:34:13 AM »
Thanks Hil, I'll follow this up as well! :)
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 11:19:31 AM »
 Hi David, quite by accident, came across this site, www.sogaglass.co.jp
it may be of interest.

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 12:21:45 PM »
Most interesting Sue - these Japanese do love Flash-based movies on their web sites, don't they? ;)

Would appear that Soga Glass deal almost exclusively with pressed glass, so I don't know if they ever produced slumped glass products - always a possibility though.

I'm starting to compile a list of Japanese manufacturers now!
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007, 12:53:55 PM »
 they are quite an old company inaugirated 1907 and registared in 1948, thought they may know of Michio Suzuki? :-\

 

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