It still has the original working light bulb. The bulb and housing are a little bit wobbly but do stay in the base just fine. The cord is original and looks like it has had some damage, but still works well (does not show any signs of heating when lit). There is a chip on the very top of the tree, just behind the star, you can not see it when the tree is turned around (please see photo showing the chip). Some of the snow caps are looking a little bit yellowed from age, which is to be expected.Overall this is a fantastic piece of Christmas nostalgia, in great condition for it's age! Measurements: 19 inches tall to top of star 11 inches wide at largest point (bottom of tree) Please look carefully at the photos to see condition before purchasing. History of Ceramic Christmas Trees. Ceramic Christmas Trees became very popular back in the 1970's, even dating back to as early as the 60's! As technology improved in producing clay and molds that could hold correct shapes and create larger sizes, ceramic trees became more and more popular projects in ceramics shops around the USA well into the 1980's and early 1990's. This lead to holiday decorations and - you guessed it - ceramic trees! Several different ceramic mold companies in the Midwest started producing their own version of the now classic Ceramic Christmas Tree. The earliest versions of trees had tiny electric bulbs that lit individually. As technology developed in plastics and lighting, the older versions of tiny individual bulbs were replaced by trees that lit from within using only one light bulb to light and entire tree that is decorated with small, colorful plastic bulbs. Vintage trees from this era are painted in a variety of colors, styles and textures. Some are glazed, some finished in acrylic paint, some with snow and many without, but one thing is clear --- people still love those remarkable handmade ceramic Christmas Trees!
Since these trees are made from fired clay, little care is required, making them perfect for holiday decorations and gifts that easily last many, many years. The item "Vintage 1974 Atlantic Mold Musical Christmas Tree Light Snow flocked Ceramic 19" is in sale since Monday, October 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Other Modern Christmas". The seller is "newfawnfinds" and is located in Grass Lake, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bermuda, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.