Vintage Christmas Ornaments German Erzgebirge House Village Tree Putz Wood Paint
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Vintage Christmas Ornaments German Erzgebirge House Village Tree Putz Wood Paint:
Selling a 1940s/1940s Erzgebirge Chistmas Putz / Village of the 12 tiny buildings shown plus one other similar house will be thrown in as a bonus. It is from the suburbs of the village and did not get into the photo. This bonus house has the rough bottom of the houses c 1910/1920s. The tallest church spire is 3 3/4" tall. The length of the church (with the onion dome topped steeple) is 3 1/4". The roofs and siding are hand painted, the windows and doors are applied with a rubber stamp and the trim, like some doors, are hand painted within the lines. The church steeples have tiny clock faces decorating them, just like the real churches. One pink building is labeled "....hof." A small white building has a name and some scribbling on it from some long ago owner. One building is labeled, "Postamt." A tiny pale green building is labeled, "Rathaus." The larger pale green building has some painted "ivy" climbing the walls. This is a fine village for the putz display under your feather tree, or on the dining room table as a Christmas centerpiece. FREE SHIPPING! Pick up in Pompton Plains and please plan to pay cash upon pick up. You get all the buildings pictured plus the much older building. The Erzgebirge (Ohr Mountains ins Eaaster Germany along the Czech border) area of Germany has been home to folk artisans for hundreds of years. The families were originally miners, as the area was rich in ore. When the ore ran out, the families turned to making toys and decorations from the abundant wood in the forests. The Erzgebirge families were were famous for their miniature wood houses and villages, Noah's arks, toy farm sets, schwibbogen and pyramids, which were hand made. The earlier pieces, which are most highly prized by collectors, are quite primitive -- they become more sophisticated in later years. These houses were owned and used by a German family since around 1950, so they are unmarked. GUARANTEED TO BE ERZGEBIRGE MADE BUILDINGS FROM THE PERIOD STATED. Recently carried back from Germany in my suitcase. First time offered for sale in over 60 years.