This standard size or Edison base 40 watt large Christmas figural light bulb was made in Japan in the 1920s to early 1930s. Made of clear painted glass, it's 8-1/2 inches tall and depicts a hooded Santa or Father Christmas figure in long coat holding a feather pine tree. Toys and dolls are embossed at the lower front of his coat. The paint has some flaking at the lower right front side. The back has considerable paint loss to the entire center back area. The bulb fits a standard light socket and works fine, lighting up brightly as shown in the second picture. The metal threads are marked "HK 120V 40W Tungsten Japan". Book price according to Johnson's Pictorial Guide to Christmas for a smaller 7-1/4 inch version is $125 to $175.
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