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Here is a sweet set of ceramic Vintage Christmas Figurines called Girls in Red Pajamas that are also Candle Holders. These were imported to the USA by the company Commodore Japan in the early 1960's.

Some collectors call these figurines cherubs, others call them Girls in PJ's and some refer to this set as pixies or elves. .I just call them adorable.

On the bottom of one is a blue Japan sticker. But from my research I found in my Christmas reference book by Walter Dworkin, he attributes them to being imported by Commodore Japan. His book is called Vintage Christmas Ceramic Collectibles. And this set can be seen on page 61.

One girl is holding the letters N and O while the other girl holds the letters E and L and together they spell out Noel. So precious and festive.

Both of the girls have their heads tilted to the sides. They have sweet faces with rosey cheeks, long eye lashes, blondish brown hair and button noses. Besides being in their red jammies, they have their red santa caps on with some green holly leaves and red berries. Looks like they are wearing black slippers too.

Each has what appears to be a white/off white pine cone holder (near their sides) decorated with gold colored paint and some green leaves and berries. This is where you would place a standard size taper candle. Candles not included.

Each girl measures about 4 1/4 inches tall and about 2 12 inches long. Measurements are approximate.

There is some rub and paint loss in areas to the cold paint.There is some crazing.
On the letter O, I note a sideways indent that appears to be a crack, but it does not go all the way through. This may have been a manufacturers issue, but I wanted to note it.

Some of the red cold paint transferred elsewhere and there is some on the candle holder areas. The candle holders have some residue from storage and possibly usage. I see some fine line glaze cracks inside the holders.
There is some uneven ceramic work.
On the bottom of the figurine that is holding the N and O I see a chip that is about 1/4 inch. On this same figurine, I see a crack that starts on the base and runs up the side to the O.

There's some red cold paint brush strokes having varied shades of red (darker reds).

Despite the flaws, these adorable Vintage Christmas Girls still display nicely for your holiday collection and this set is priced accordingly.

I dry dusted these off, but they could use a better cleaning which I will leave up the new owner.

Please see all the pictures and pardon the glare from camera flash. The coin in the picture is for scale only and not part of listing.

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Vintage NOEL Christmas Girl Figurines in Red Pajamas Candleholders Japan


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: ceramic, cold paint
  • Only ships within United States.
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