WONDERFUL VINTAGE JAPAN PORCELAIN, CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS BELL. What a beautiful old Christmas Holiday decoration. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Holiday, Birthday, Angel and pixie figurines during this time period. Holiday ceramic and porcelain figurines and bells such as these were sold in the local five and dime stores, from small towns to large metro cities after WWII, when exports from Japan began and trade was established again with the U.S. That was considered the "Golden Age" of Christmas and Holiday decorations, for pieces such as these. Rich, vibrant hand painted coloration. Beautiful detailing into the porcelain mold. Our little Santa sits atop a holly leaf and berry decorated Christmas bell. Gold accents to the base. The Santa bell is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. Bell ringer is there and intact. He measures about 4" tall, and is ink stamped, "JAPAN". Produced 1950'S. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!