Lefton, arrived in the United States from Hungary in Although Lefton made his living in Hungary in sportswear, his passion for fine porcelain turned from a hobby into a business when he founded the Lefton Company in in Chicago. When Pearl Harbor was bombed in , many Japanese-owned businesses in Chicago were looted. Lefton helped board up a business owned by Nunome, a Japanese-American friend. After the war, Nunome assisted Lefton in developing essential relationships with china producers in Occupied Japan.
Understanding Capodimonte Italian Porcelain Marks
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Knowing which marks were used during different time periods also helps to date Capodimonte porcelain pieces. Take care when examining these marks, however, since several of them look very similar. Take some time to carefully examine examples of several different marks used by the original factory, along with others from the numerous companies that rekindled the Capodimonte tradition in the 20th century. More information on these new makers, which manufactured most of the Capodimonte discovered by collectors today, can be found in Capodimonte Collectibles by Catherine P. Bloom out of print, but available online through used booksellers. Prior to this mark being stamped on wares ranging from figurines to tableware, pieces made by Capodimonte were all unmarked.
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