Circa: 1950 Country of Origin: Japan Manufacturer: Mid Century Japan Import
These cute porcelain angel bells are Christmas ornaments, 2-1/4 inches high. They come in their original box which holds 12 angels, but only ten are present. The angels have wavy blond hair and each holds a guitar, harp, or song book with the words Merry Christmas printed in gold lettering. Each has a ceramic clapper tied under her dress to make the bells ring when gently shaken.
At some point the owner tried to wash them, resulting in near disaster to the cold red paint. The four angels in red have considerable wear to the red paint. The six angels in white gowns are fine, though one has a split to the porcelain at the hem of her skirt which looks like a manufacturing flaw. If you wish, you can easily rinse off the remaining red paint on the four affected angels and have a completely white set. The original box has some storage wear but is intact.