Antique Erzgebirge German Candle Holder Snowman Christmas Putz Ornament Tree Old For Sale
Selling a 1950s vintage Erzgebirge snowman German candle holder from the Ore Mountains near Leipzig / Dresden and the Czech Republic border. THIS IS A VINTAGE CANDLE HOLDER AND IT IS NOT NEW. Height to top of snowman's top hat is 3 1/2". Size of base is 1 3/8" by 3 1/2". Originally the men of the Ore Mountains were miners, and when the mines played out the men turned to the abundant fir forests for raw material to make toys, small farm scenes, candle holders, figures, pyramids and schwibbogen / window lighted candle arches from wood. Originally the wooden Christmas ornaments and toys were made in the individual homes by the man of the house with his family doing the sanding and the hand painting. The toys and ornaments were collected by "bunchers" who then brought large amounts of the toys and candle holders to city centers like Nurnberg where they were shipped to stores all over Germany, Switzerland, Austria and all countries where large numbers of Germans had settled like America. FREE SHIPPING! Or pick up in Pompton Plains and get a discount on the price since we don't have to ship the snowman.
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Antique Erzgebirge German Candle Holder Snowman Christmas Putz Ornament Tree Old: $13