WONDERFUL SET OF SIX UNUSUAL VINTAGE PORCELAIN, DECORATED CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BELLS. What an unusual set of old Christmas bells. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Holiday, Birthday, Angel and pixie bells and figurines during this time period. Christmas ceramic and porcelain figurines 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 would have been late 1940's, into the 1950's....the, "Golden Age", of Christmas ceramics. Rich, vibrant hand painted coloration. Beautiful detailing into each of the six bells. A thin satin cord is tied to the top of each bell. Each bell has a gaily decorated Christmas Tree on the front, each noted at the base, "MERRY CHRISTMAS". The six Christmas bells are in very good condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. They measure about 1 1/4" wide at the base, 1" tall. Each bell has the little ringer intact. They are marked on the inside, "JAPAN". 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 Bell collection!!!!!