Monday, July 19, 2010

Tea Time

Coastline Imports is a leading wholesale distributor of quality imported 
tableware including fine bone china, fine porcelain and ceramic
 kitchenware. Its importing operations provide a steady supply of 
well recognized traditional and contemporary tableware offered
 at competitive prices directly to retail stores.

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, dating back to 1850.
 Founded by Abe Mayer and originally called 
Abe Mayer & Co., the importer did business 
throughout the Southeast U.S. as well 
s 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.

Both together


  1. Hi: I just love your tea cups and the way you display them. They look so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. They are treasures. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  2. Oh, these are too precious and guess what--I'm a bloggerette sister too!!!

  3. So pretty. I especially like the delicate one with the tiny roses.

  4. Your tea cups are lovely. When I first saw the first one I though .."tiny roses" and then smiled when I read the bottom of the cup! Your presentation is lovely. Thanks for all the information.

  5. Very pretty and sweet….Love it.
    Sweet Blessings,

  6. Lovely!I have never seen that beautiful tea cups
    Meeting you has been a pleasure

  7. Your teacups are beautiful - I love both of them.
    Thank you so much for sharing them.


  8. AHH so pretty. I just love tea cups! Hello. I am a new sister of the Bloggerette Society. I am making my rounds to "meet" each lovely lady from our sisterhood. I am of course a new follower. Please visit me@

  9. What a lovely presentation you did with the flowers and stacking the teacups together. It made them just pop off the screen!
    Have a great week and drink some tea!

  10. Both of your tea cups and saucer sets are very pretty! I love the first one with all the little roses decorating it, as well as the second one with one large rose. Both lovely cups to have. Thank you for all the information about the company too. I didn't know any of that.

  11. Oh, beautiful, both of them.

    That was interesting info about the company. Thank you for sharing that.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)