WONDERFUL VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS PLANTER / CANDY CONTAINER. What a great old Christmas Holiday decoration. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Santa, Holiday, Birthday, Angel and pixie figurines. Christmas ceramic and porcelain figurines such as this Santa, 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. He is perfect to use as a Holiday planter or as a candy container. Santa is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. He measures about 4" tall, 4" wide, 2 5/8" front to back, ". There is the original blue and silver paper sticker, "MADE IN 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!!!!!