CHRISTMAS PYRAMIDS  from the German Christmas shop

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"Original Kaiser Pyramids"

Today the Kaiser Pyramids with their richly detailed furnishings and historical design are counted among the most treasured single pieces of Saxon handwork art.

Christmas Pyramids with pewter fence

The Christmas pyramids are offered in two different formats. They are based on historic examples of the 19 th century. Depending on the size they consist of 900 or 1300 individual parts and are decorated with 27-37 figures produced according to old fashioned techniques. The figures are turned, carved, shaped with “dough” and hand painted. The lovingly done painting gives the figures their special charm. A little treasure of the pyramids are the pewter fences, worked out in great detail with filigree, surrounding each story.

On the first story of this pyramid a mining scene reflects the hard work of the miner of this period which is surrounded by a marching miners’ brotherhood.

On the second story the Christian Christmas tale as related to us in the New Testament is presented. It shows the birth of Jesus. The shepherd and the three holy kings come to adore the newborn Christ and to present their gifts.

The third story symbolically shows the murder of the infants in Bethlehem by Herod and his soldiers.

The five Christmas choir singers on the fourth story stand for the holy church and the three trombone playing angels on the fifth story symbolize heaven stretched out over everything.

The painting of the body of the pyramid is done in the traditional Saxon colours of white, green and gold. A 50-note music box built into it brings to your ears three well known Christmas carols in unique beauty.

These Christmas pyramids are made annually only upon special order of the customer. They are continuously numbered, provided with a certificate which describes the tradition of the Erzgebirge and the construction of the individual stories of the pyramid. Each piece is unique and is protected in all of their individual details from being copied.

As is true of their historic examples, the pyramids are set in motion by the rising heat from wax candles.

Well packed in a handmade, solid fir wooden chest they leave the workshop at the end of each year.

For pyramids 5 and 4 story a special order is required. Should there be interest in one of these pyramids, we ask that you inform us by the end of the year, since production begins at the start of the next January in order to guarantee delivery by the fourth quarter.

Pyramid on 4-stories

Here the individual floors of the pyramid again present scenes of the Christian Christmas story in which on the first floor the birth of Christ on a non moving midsection is shown, surrounded by the circulating kings and a camel driver.

The presentations on the second, third and fourth stories are comparable to the 5-floor pyramid. The painting is blue-white and gold, thus continuing the tradition of painting pyramids in the early 19 th century.

A 36-note music box provides a well known Christmas carol of your choice, either “Silent Night” or “O du fröhliche”.

Today the Kaiser Pyramids with their richly detailed furnishings and historical design are counted among the most treasured single pieces of Saxon handwork.

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