VTG Wooden Handcrafted 3 Tier Erzgebirge E. German Christmas Nativity Carousel For Sale
Vintage wooden handcrafted Erzgebirge, East Germany, 3 tier Christmas nativity carousel or pyramid. Figures are all in natural colors, some highlighted with gold. Stamped on bottom: "VEB Kunstgewerbe, Venusberg, 9361 Venusberg," "Original Erzgebirge, expertic, DDR." This carousel was probably made in the mid-1980s in the German Democratic Republic or East Germany - certainly prior to November 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Very good vintage condition: No missing parts, no odor, no stains, no cracks to wood, no repairs. Candle holders have some remnants of candle wax (the heat from the small candles rises and causes the blades to move, this moving the 3 tiers of the carousel) and discoloration to the metal candle holders. One section of lattice was never glued in place on the first tier to facilitate cleaning? Extra windmill blade included. About 16 inches high x 13 inches wide candle holder rim to rim. Please see photos to access condition for yourself!
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