WONDERFUL VINTAGE PORCELAIN, NOEL CANDLE HOLDER WALL POCKETS. What a lovely old Holiday decoration. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Holiday, Birthday and decorative Angel and pixie figurines during the 1940's-1960's, along with Lefton, Inarco, Napco and other factories of that time. It was considered the "Golden Age" of ceramic and porcelain Holiday decorations, for pieces such as these! Beautiful detailing into the cast porcelain molds. Rich, hand painted coloration to the letters, "N O E L". There is also a holder at the top of each letter, to hold a small candle....holder is about 3/16" in diameter, for a birthday cake size candle. Also has little holes in the back of each letter, to use as wall pockets. The NOEL decoration is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. Each letter measures about 3" tall. There is an original blue and white paper sticker on three of the letters, "JAPAN". Imported to the U.S. for sale in specialty stores across the country. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Birthday Angel, Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!