This wonderful pair of vintage decorative ceramic Fighting Rooster Wall Hanging Plaques were Mid-Century creations by UCAGCO Ceramics Japan. Beautifully decorated with bright colors and a lustrous glaze, this Mid-Century pair of fighting roosters are in excellent vintage condition. This set of two handsome, vintage decorative ceramic fighting roosters remain posed in a hostile stance, spreading their brilliantly colored wing and tail feathers in a threatening manner. Their detailed feet are poised for the ever impending attack.
The heads of these Vintage American Pottery Royal Haeger Mid-Century Atomic Orange Elliptic Candle Holders Artist Signed were left unglazed, so that a talented artist could hand paint their features. The rooster's combs and wattles were hand painted in bright red paint, their beaks in a bright lemon yellow paint, and their eyes and ears were embellished with black paint. Produced as wall hanging plaques, these Vintage UCAGCO Ceramics Mid-Century Japan Fighting Roosters Figurines have predrilled holes with wire hangers on their back sides. Each of these vintage ceramic fighting rooster figurines possess their original UCAGCO Ceramics Japan foil tag. One is legible and the other is not. Please see the pictures below for further detail. The Vintage UCAGCO Ceramics Mid-Century Japan Fighting Roosters Hanging Wall Plaques Figurines shown on the left in the first picture measures approximately 9-3/4" by 7-1/4", while the vintage rooster shown on the right in the first picture measures approximately 10-1/4" by 7-3/4".
UCAGCO stands for United China and Glass Company. Based in New Orleans and New York, UCAGCO was primarily a distributor of dinnerware and glassware, in addition to many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950's. Dating back to 1850, UCAGCO was founded by Abe Mayer and originally called Abe Mayer & Co. Abe Mayer imported and conducted business throughout the Southeast U.S., as well as Central and South America. It wasn't until the 1930s that the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and began expanding overseas. After WWII, 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.