Lefton Snack Set, Violet Chintz, Lefton China, Set of 4, Gold Trim, Porcelain, Fine China
A gorgeous set of 4 snack plates by Lefton China. The pattern is called Violet Chintz and consists of plates and cups being covered completely with purple violets. The inside of the cups is white and the plates and cups are trimmed with gold. The plates are shaped like a shell and the bottom of the shell serves as a handle. This would be perfect for an al fresco lunch or an afternoon tea. A great gift idea.
Lefton China was founded by George Zoltan Lefton an immigrant from Hungary after he arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1939 and established the company in 1940. He had previously worked in the clothing and sportswear industry, but he was a collector of fine porcelain and dreamed of entering that business. Lefton had always admired the quality and workmanship in finer Japanese and oriental porcelain, and after the end of World War II, he pursued business relationships in post-war Occupied Japan to export Japanese porcelain to America. Lefton made a wide variety of pieces, from kitchenware and utilitarian pieces to purely decorative pieces to be displayed on the living room shelf.
2 inches in height
3 1/2 inches in diameter
7 3/4 inches in diameter
The snack sets are in excellent condition. There are no cracks, chips or crazing. The gold shows a small amount of wear from use.
These would make the perfect gift for a wedding, housewarming, holiday or special occasion.
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'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.
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Mar 2, 2018