Erzgebirge Miner Figure For Sale
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Erzgebirge Miner Figure

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Item: German Erzgebirge Folk Art Guardian miner figure, circa 1920. This lot is a very rare hand carved folk art German Erzgebirge guardian miner figure dated circa 1920. This figure with its brass lantern would have originally had a small candle placed on it and sat in the window to guide the miners of the Ore mountains home at Christmas. Up until the 1700s gold and silver mining was the main occupation in the Ore mountains. As these rich minerals were depleted, many miners turned to woodworking as a livelihood. Among the items they carved were nut crackers, Christmas pyramids, light arches and incense smokers. Over the years the nut cracker has become one of the classic international symbols of Christmas. This figure however is a rare example of this folklore due to its size, condition and still holding its original candle burning lamp. This item is untouched and in overall wonderful condition for its age. Age: 1920 Size approximate in inches: H 21” x W 4.2” x D 5” Origin: Germany Condition: A very well preserved untouched original early 20th century figure with its original brass candle holding still in place. Age is present across the figure in the form of light faded paint and patina across the wooden surface. Structurally secure, without breaks or damage. It’s strongly advised to review all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose question where anything is unclear.    

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 21 in. x W 4.2 in. x D 5 in.H 53.34 cm x W 10.67 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU4304213033272
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