The Lefton mark can be found on a wide array of pottery, porcelain , and glass imported into the United States by the George Zoltan Lefton Company. The company was founded by this new immigrant from Hungary after he arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1939 and established the company in 1940.
For more than 60 years, Lefton China has been an importer of fine china products. Lefton China has been widely distributed, with more than 10,000 retail locations in the United States at one time. A number of pieces are popular collectibles, particularly during the period in which Lefton's products were made in Occupied Japan. Today, Lefton produces a collection of popular lighthouses, among a number of other figurines and collectibles.