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Decked out a in a cheery red outfit our whimsical big eared elf with an impish expression is ready to travel to your holiday home! Thoroughly cleaned and inspected and sporting a gold heart on its chest, our elf is roughly 5 inches long and 5 inches tall and is about 1.5 inches wide. It is in excellent time loved, condition. There is no observable crazing, chips, signs of repair or cracks. There is no label or stamp, however this elf was made in Japan. Most likely from the 1950's to 1960's.

Please know that any ceramic piece surviving over half a century will have a few "character flaws". Often we will note imperfections that a casual observer will not even notice, but are mentioned here so there will be no surprises. Please refer to the photos as they are part of the description, they show more detail than can be described. Please be aware that the enamel paint is reflective. Shine reflections are unavoidable, and will have softer edges than missing paint.

As with most collectible Japanese elves of this era, the outfit on this little guy was cold painted, so paint loss is present, revealing the white porcelain underneath. I would assess the paint loss of this elf to be minimal, less than 10% of the surface of the enameled red paint. The most wear appears on the top of its hat- about the size of a dime, with small areas randomly located on its outfit -giving him a adorable shabby look! Please refer to the photos. Remarkably, its face is in excellent condition, beaming with with rosy cheeks and even eyelashes still intact! Under magnification, a tiny freckle on its cheek appears to be a stray dot of paint. We also note some uneven surface, on one arm, that can be felt with a fingertip. There is a small, pencil eraser tip size dark spot on the back of his hat.

Vintage ceramic Japanese elves are getting harder and harder to find. Just imagine how cute this highly collectible little guy would be in in your home! Absolutely guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer to any spot. Small enough to fit anywhere, but bright enough to be seen! How cute nestled with greens on your mantel. Bring a smile to your home today!

North and South Shabby adds the "chic" to shabby decor. We do not offer a warehouse of goods, but instead give you chosen vintage pieces. We are sure that this elf was once proudly displayed in someone's home at Christmas. It was selected in hopes of bringing a cozy feel to your home and to add just a bit of yesteryear charm to your decor.

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Vintage Christmas Elf, Red Porcelain Pixie, Christmas Decor, Nostalgic Holiday Collectible, Holiday Figurine 199B


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Selected for our Mother Daughter Shop, vintage porcelain figurine, Christmas Elf, Porcelain Pixie, Collectible Christmas Elf
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