3- tier German Adventhouse - 24"
In 1934, Richard Glasser,from Erzgebirge Seiffen, began creating vintage wooden Christmas products. The production was based on traditional Seiffen wood turned figurines and ornaments. Glasser often used miners, and angels in his designs, as well as figures he crafted from famous Christmas stories, and fairy tales. The Glasser Christmas pyramids and advent houses are probably the most famous pyramids from the German Erzgebirge - it is estimated that today Richard Glasser offers about 200 different varieties. This is a 24" version with 3 tiers. There are 4 candles (one at each corner). The rising heat from the candles move the impeller at the top of the pyramid. This causes the dish at the base of the pyramid to turn, thus displaying a variety of figurines. There are also 5 different windows (4 on the front and 1 on the back) that can be opened to display different stationary scenes. The bottom ledge of the window frame on the back is crooked, and one figure shows slight paint loss. Otherwise, this pyramid appears in excellent condition. While these pyramids are still made today, I believe this pyramid to be from the 1960's.