Vintage Erzgebirge Expertic Wood 21" Carousel Windmill Nativity Folkart Germany
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Vintage Erzgebirge Expertic Wood 21" Carousel Windmill Nativity Folkart Germany :
Hi..You are viewing a charming vintage windmill carousel made in Germany. Sticker on bottom reads Erzgebirge Expertic, Democratic Republic.This is an early piece..most likely late 50's.
Four candles (not included) are placed in holders and when they are lite they cause the top blades to spin which causes the bottom carousel to rotate. Bottom carouselconsists of the Three Kings, shepards, a cameland little sheep. Behind this is anativity scene with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in his manger.On the back are trees and a deer. Top house has two angels in an alcove playing instruments. The panels on the alcove can close. Above this is the star of Bethlehem.
Measures 21" tall from top of blades down. Base is 11".
Thishas been used before. There is candle wax in the holders. On the back, a small piece of fence is missing and the piece next to it is loose. The rope leading the camel is broken. There may have been a couple more sheep on carousel as I can see glue on the bottom..not really sure. I took closeups of these areas mentioned..they are the last two pictures.
The blades slip off for storage and will be packed in box separately.
Please viewall the manypictures below.Thanks for looking and have a blessed Christmas.