This item sold on July 30, 2012.
This vintage Christmas decoration is made from a bottle brush. It has a wooden base that is painted with a sugar sparkle paint, and the underside is marked Japan. The tree is about 10" high by 4 1/2" in diameter. There are green glass and metal decorations on the tree. The larger textured balls might be plastic, but I can't tell for sure. A couple of the small green glass balls have been broken, as seen in the last photo. The bottle brush part of the tree is a straw color.