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If you are a collector of figurines this one would add to your collection. It is a statue of an older gentleman, looks like he had been out picking fruit of some kind. He measures 13" tall, circumference at widest part measures14", the base measures 6" across. The colors are olive green, brown, and off white. There is a label on the bottom that says UCAGCO ceramic's Japan. I think it was made in the 50's. The figurine is in good shape no nicks or cracks.

UCAGCO actually means United China and Glass Company. Its offices were based in New Orleans and New York. Ucagco was primarily a distributor of dinnerware and glassware. They were the distributor of many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950's. United China & Glass Co. Inc., better known as UCAGCO, dates back to 1850. Founded by Abe Mayer and
originally called Abe Mayer & Co., the importer did business throughout the Southeast U.S. as well as Central and South America. It wasn't until the 30s that the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and 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, Stolaroff worked alongside many Japanese potteries to lead the company's line of ceramics. In 1956, UCAGCO was sold to Sammons Enterprises and in 1962, Stolaroff, who had become the company's president, retired.

Vintage Ole Man and HIs Pipe Ceramic Figurine Collectible Made in Japan c.1950


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: ceramic, paints
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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