Richard Glaesser Natural Cathedral PyramidItem#: HN-ATI578
Get your own unique cathedral-shaped pyramid decoration by Richard Glaesser featuring a nativity scene that is perfect for Christmas. The stunning piece is handmade in Germany and rotates with moving blades to show off the sweet scene of the baby Jesus, a shepherd and his flock from all angles. The cathedral has spots to hold four candles for illumination. The pyramid design is inspired by historical pieces from Germany's Erzgebirge region that were made with sticks bound together at the top, which created a pyramid shape.
- Extremely popular piece crafted by master artisans
- Has hand-embellished figures made of natural wood
- Powered by 4 candles for spinning, not included
- Comes in a gorgeous cathedral design
- Displays nativity scene with a shepherd & his flock
- Hand-crafted from natural wood; embellished figures
- Made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany
- Measures 11 in.
What's Not Included
You'll love this exquisite, handmade Richard Glaesser Natural Cathedral Pyramid year-round, and especially at Christmas. This beautiful nativity pyramid is hand-carved from natural wood and made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. It is a cathedral-shaped Christmas pyramid with a lovely tower. This beautiful piece features a nativity scene with hand-enameled figures of the holy family and a shepherd and his flock.
The heat generated by four 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: 11 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
29314N Candle Style #, 29314R Candle Style #, 29314W Candle Style #
- Special candles for your nativity and Christmas pyramids
- Box of 50 candles
- Smokeless and dripless
- High-quality for maximum burn time
- Choose red, white, or natural beeswax candles
- Made in Germany
- Dimensions: 0.5 diam. x 3H in.
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The packaging for such a fragile item was horrible! Four trees were broken off along with two candle holders. I suspect the candle holders were the culprits in damaging the trees. I spent one evening repairing the damage. Thank God I opened it and inspected before wrapping. Otherwise, it's a beautiful piece.