WONDERFUL RARE VINTAGE RUBENS CERAMICS, CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS BOBBLE HEAD / NODDER PLANTER FIGURINE. All we can say is.... W O W!!! What a great old Christmas Holiday decoration. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Santa, Holiday, Birthday, Angel and pixie figurines during this time period. Christmas ceramic and porcelain figurines such as this Santa bobble head, 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 the mold, the texture to his beard, his face, his clothes. Heavy spaghetti trim to his hat, coat trim and sleeves. The large scale Santa figure, open sack over his shoulder, is perfect for a planter or a candy container. And the fact that he is a bobble head / nodder....we do not see these very often. Santa is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. Santa's head rests on a heavy duty spring, giving it the bobble action. His head is removable, and will be packed separately in the shipping box. He measures about 8 3/4" tall, 6 1/2" front to back, 5 1/2" wide. There is the original blue and silver paper sticker, "RUBENS DESIGNED IN HOLLYWOOD MADE IN JAPAN", and an ink stamp, "RUBENS CT755". Again, a wonderful rare find! 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!!!!!