Vintage Halloween Light Up Lantern Toy - Circa 1950, MS mark on the underside, made in Japan. Glass pumpkin on a painted metal base. Battery operated (C) with on/off switch. Moving the switch to the center activates a red lamp, to the left activates a clear lamp. Batteries are not included.
Approximately 3" diameter x 6" high which includes the handle
Very good vintage working condition.
This is part of the extensive Halloween collection of Philadelphia artist Peter Paone. In his travels over four decades, he acquired decorations, toys and costumes dating from as early as 1920. The objects, mainly of lithographed tin and paper, depict all manner of Halloween imagery - black cats, jack-o-lanterns, witches and devils, to name a few. The collection includes a vast array of items from tin noisemakers and paper party hats to paper pulp lanterns and monster boots made of wax. Many of the pieces have been featured in "Things That Creak in the Night", a yearly exhibition of Paone's collection at Philadelphia's Woodmere Art Museum.
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