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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2007, 01:00:59 PM »
Fair point and I'll try asking. Thanks again.
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2007, 03:24:02 PM »
Found these on ebay - I am wondering if these sellers have any information on Michio Suzuki as they both mention him in their listings.  :)

230080518598 

7417978514
 
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2007, 07:10:29 PM »
Coo, well found! :D

The second listing mentions Michio Suzuki on the box, so that's pretty conclusive. However, I doubt if either seller would know much about this and are purely quoting from available data.

What I would like to know is the Japanese maker of the plates, so finding out which companies s/he (do we know it's male?) designed for would probably reveal the answer.

I'll carry on scratching when I have a little more time.
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2007, 08:54:06 PM »
I have found a few more pieces on ebay.com that have the original boxes with Michio Suzuki and also a Lefton ceramic dish which is backstamped with his name.
I don't want to keep loading your thread with ebay items - but if it is of any use to your hunt, I will gladly do so. I am looking in other places too for the company.  Is it possible he as a Japanese/American? working for Lefton .............. just a thought as his designs appear on their ceramics too.

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2007, 09:16:25 PM »
Just found this - hope it helps


http://www.buysellmuch.com/detail.php?siteid=17221

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2007, 10:37:01 PM »
Woo - thanks Hil 8)

This is more like it - the seller appears to have done research into Lefton, and has a contact with John Lefton, so I've just sent her a mail. Hopefully this will give me an answer!

I've asked about who Michio Suzuki actually worked for. The designs are very Japanese inspired, but that's not really indicative.
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2007, 08:42:15 AM »
Good Luck!
I also found this - it is an interesting history of Lefton China and was wondering if the glass production was moved in the same way (or for the same reasons) during the 1970's???

http://www.gardenandhearth.com/AntiquesandCollectibles/Lefton-China.htm

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007, 10:04:37 AM »
It's surprising that there are three books alone, just on Lefton China! :o
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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 07:43:40 PM »
As mentioned before, I did find a piece of Lefton china and the seller says it is backstamped with the designers name (Michio Suzuki) and I am wondering if the hunt for him would actually lead to the glass factories used by Lefton. I am thinking MS seems linked to Lefton as a designer only and his designs were used on both china and glass.
I may be way out but I have included the link to the china that cites MS too.

7411624019
7330493876

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Re: Japanese slumped glass manufacturer
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2009, 06:28:47 PM »
This one is dated 1987.
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