Richard Glaesser Intricate Natural Nativity Scene with Wisemen PyramidItem#: HN-ATI582
This intricate Christmas pyramid is much more elaborate than the original manger in Bethlehem, but it captures the same sense of peace and warmth. With three different tiers crafted from genuine wood, the pyramid is the kind of unique holiday decoration that deserves a prime showcase in your home. Display up to eight candles around the base to bath Mary, Joseph, and their visitors in a Christmastime glow. When enough heat builds up, the blades spin and cause the nativity scene to gracefully rotate.
- Made from hand-carved natural wood
- Natural wood finish with embellished figurines
- Powered by 8 candles to spin the panels
- Extremely popular design crafted by skilled artisans
- Lovely 3-tier pyramid styled with a unique design
- Nativity scene with shepherd, sheep and wise men
- Made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany
- Measures 21.5 in.
What's Not Included
You'll love this exquisite, handmade Richard Glaesser Intricate Natural Nativity Scene With Wisemen Pyramid year-round, and especially at Christmas. This elegant Christmas pyramid is hand-carved from natural wood and made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. With an elegant three-tier design, it features a nativity scene with hand-enameled figures of the holy family, three wise men, and a shepherd and his flock.
The heat generated by eight candles (not included) moves the blades and spins the pyramid. This wonderful pyramid is sure to become a treasured heirloom in your family. Candles not included. Dimensions: 21.5 inches.
The Christmas pyramid is a unique article that originated in the Erzgebirge region of Germany around 300 years ago. It was very simple - often sticks tied together at the top and decorated with bright materials. To maintain an upright position, the sticks had to be tied in such way that the base was broader than the top; hence, the pyramid shape, and the reason for their name.
Over time, flat, round platforms were developed and a center shaft was put through the platforms; thus, the platforms rotate. Ultimately, wings or blades were attached at the top and candles were fitted to various parts of the pyramid. When the candles are lit on today's Christmas pyramids, their heat moves the wing blades and propels the whole structure.
The Richard Glaesser Company is located in Seiffen in the heart of the Erzgebirge in the former East Germany. This picturesque area is known for its handmade wooden toys, pyramids, and other collectibles. Richard Glaesser founded the company in 1932. Although he passed away in 1987, the tone and standards for quality that he set continue today.
Founded in 1949, the Taron Company has been in business for more than 50 years. The company's focus has always remained the same: to bring unique, high-quality collectible giftware, handicrafts, and toys to the U.S. marketplace.
Dimensions & Specifications
# of Candles
Candle Style #
$13.99 to $14.99
- Special candles for your nativity and Christmas pyramids
- Box of 18 candles
- Smokeless and dripless
- High-quality for maximum burn time
- Choose red or white candles
- Made in Germany
- Dimensions: 0.63 diam. x 4.25H in.