WONDERFUL VINTAGE PORCELAIN, SANTA CLAUS AND BELL 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. Very unusual style and design. Rich, vibrant hand painted coloration. Beautiful detailing into the mold, Santa ready to tip over a large holly berry and foliage decorated Christmas bell. He would be perfect for your Christmas Village or Putz. Santa is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. He measures about 2 3/4" 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, the National Christmas Collectors Club. What a great addition for your Santa Claus, Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!