Ucagco stands for "United China and Glass Company" and though this company's models were made in Japan, its offices were based in New Orleans and New York. Ucagco was primarily a distributor of dinnerware and glassware. The Early Provincial line--many refer to it as Rooster and Rose--came in an unbelievable number of pieces and shapes. There are full-page advertisements in issues of the Pottery and Glass Journal from the 1950s that show hundreds of different items. Pieces from Ucagco used to be very inexpensive--as early as five years ago--but as of late are becoming prohibitively expensive. It is believed that Ucagco is now out of business.(This information was provided by Jim Schulte via Russ Baker)
Ucagco horse figurines come in matt or glossy finishes, and have a special character about them that I find very attractive! These models sport a foil sticker which have the letters "U," "C," and "G" overlaid on top of each other.
Left: Cantering Horse: 6", shown as "Still of the Night," owned by Barri Mayse
Mule in Brown
Shown as "Ross Perot," and owned by Juanita Snyder
4" tall; originally owned by Barri Mayse but have been sold.
Pony in Black Pinto
Photo provided by Janet Swartz
Shire in Chestnut
6" tall, owned by Mark Williamson; photo provided by Julie Brady. It has a stamp in blue ink on its belly that reads Shire.
Shire in Chestnut
Owned by Beth Dickenson
Percheron in Blue Roan
6" tall, owned by Mark Williamson; photo provided by Julie Brady. It has a stamp in blue ink on its belly that reads Percheron.
Clydesdale in Bay
6" tall, owned by Mark Williamson; photo provided by Julie Brady. It has a stamp in blue ink on its belly that reads Clydesdale.
5.5"; shown as "Hilander," POA gelding owned by Barri Mayse. Barri wasn't positive this horse was a Ucagco, but they did make this mold in chestnut blanket and black leopard.
5"; owned by Barri Mayse. This mold also came in an 8" version. Barri has a 3" version as well but cannot confirm that it's a Ucagco.
6"; owned by Barri Mayse. This mold also comes in black leopard, black blanket, and a roany brown color, but Barri's not positive these horses are actually Ucagcos.
Owned by Patricia Ohlott
Owned by Vanessa Brown
5.5"; shown as "Big Bang," POA stallion owned by Barrie Mayse
Walking Horse in Bay
4.5"; owned by Traci Hilbert
Rearing Horse in gold
Ucago is regular run. (the Ucago has a sticker on belly). Image provided by Tammie Cappuccio.
Mare and foal
The mare stands 7.25 inches tall, the foal 3.75 inches. The mare is shown as Pleasant Mystery. The foal is shown as Mystikates Mystery. Image provided by Vanessa Brown.