The traditions of East and West combine to ring in the holiday season in a most delightful way. This festive hand-painted bell from Japan is graced with a wreath, rendered in relief and enhanced with bright Christmas colors. Notice how the bow swirls to form the handle of the bell.
Of German origin, the wreath conveys joyous anticipation of the Yuletide season. Its religious significance comes from its circular shape, which suggests Jesus's never-ending love, and the evergreens that hold out the promise of life in the midst of death. The wreath is a popular holiday door decoration that bids a warm welcome to friends and family.
The house of Chugai Toen was founded in 1952. in less than 40 years, it has earned a place among the world's leading porcelain makers. The firm first came to the attention of discriminating collectors in 1979, when one of its pieces was selected as a winner in a national competition. It became a repeat winner in 1987, when Chugai Toen was awarded a silver medal at the all-Japan Pottery Design Competition
Bell includes collectors card from the Bell Collectors Club.
Bell measures approx. 3" height x 2 3/8" diameter
Perfect to add to your collection or give as a gift