WONDERFUL VINTAGE PORCELAIN, CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS ON A ROCKET FIGURINE. What a great old Christmas Holiday decoration. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Holiday, Birthday, Angel and pixie 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....a golden age of Christmas ceramics. Rich, vibrant coloration. Beautiful detailing into the mold, Santa sitting on a rocket, ready to blast off for his trip around the world, Christmas Eve!! The Santa figurine is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, a little red cold paint loss to the top of his hat, as shown in the photos. He measures about 3" long, 2 1/2" tall. Marked on the back into the mold, "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, Santa Claus collection!!!!!