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Candle Arch - Carolers - 47 cm / 19 inch

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Model: 002-12-416
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W×H×D: 47×20×11cm/18.5×7.9×4.3in
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Candle Arch (Schwibbogen) by Müller Kleinkunst Seiffen/Germany with many interesting details and beautiful natural colors. The arch is illuminated by regular candles. Please check out our supports for displaying your Candle arch (Categorie: Candle arches/Accessories).

This Candle Arch is decorated with Caroler:
Paying a visit to Seiffen on an Advent Sunday, one can see the carolers with their lanterns and bright stars walking from house to house. They wish the residents a merry Christmas.The German word Kurrende (carolers) goes back to the Latin currere (walk). Kurrende, originally, used to be a walking boy choir. The choirs were looked after by the church, boys of 10 to 14 years old being the members. Today, girls can also be members. Since 1535 when the Seiffen region became Protestant, their typical dress has been a simple cape and a round hat. In the middle of the 1930s, the Seiffen toy-maker Max Schanz created a group of figurines which is supposed to be the origin of the wooden carolers. It has served many other Erzgebirge craftsmen as a pattern. It consists of four carolers with books in their hands, one child carrying a star, two carved little trees and three houses of very thin wood with saddle roofs, one of them showing ridge turrets to indicate a village church. Nowadays, the ensemble mostly includes the well-known Seiffen church. This is complemented by two lanterns which can be found everywhere in the centre of Seiffen. Their glass bodies show colourful pictures telling about the most pleasant time in the Village of Toy-Making: Christmas.

General Inforamtion in Candle Arches / Schwibbogen:
For more than 250 years, the candle arch has been an integral part of the Erzgebirge Feast of Light, which is celebrated at Christmas. It is said that blacksmith Johann Teller from Johanngeorgenstadt forged the first candlestick of this type in 1726.
The phrase candle arch reminds of architectural origin: In Gothic times, an arch connecting two walls and supported by them was known as Schwebebogen (floating arch). Its particular shape, however, goes back to a tradition developed by the miners in the Erzgebirge. On Christmas Eve, they came together to celebrate their ”Mettenschicht”, also known as ”Zechenheiligabend”. No work was done at this event, but a service was held. The miners brought their burning lamps and hung them up on a wall so as to form a half-circle, thus describing the shape of the entry to a tunnel.

Today, many show-mines in the Erzgebirge invite guests to their ”Mettenschicht” on Christmas Eve. Still today, travelling in the towns and villages of the Erzgebirge, one will see the festive shine of the candle arches in public places or in many windows. We feel sure you, too, will find your candle arch, choosing from the wide range available: whether decorated with figurines, or illuminated inside, or in the traditional arch shape, or tapered, or pointed.

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Product information

Manufacturer Müller Kleinkunst
Basic material Wood
Place of manufacture Seiffen/Erzgebirge
Measurements and weight
Height 20,0 cm/7.9 inch
Width 47,0 cm/18.5 inch
Depth 11,0 cm/4.3 inch
Weight 0.8 kg/1.5 lbs
Lighting information
Illumination Wax Candles
Candles 5 × Pyramid candles Ø14 mm/0.55 inches

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9 Reviews

★★★★Leider waren drei der Figuren abgefallen. Wie haben sie mit Holzleim wider angeklebt. Ansonsten ein sehr schöner Schwibbogen, der uns viel Freude macht.
Julia Q. aus Berlin, December 2022
★★★★★Ein wirklich schönes Produkt zu einem angemessenen Preis. Bestellung und Versand liefen schnell und reibungslos. Der erste Weihnachtseinsatz des Bogens kann kommen.
Daniel S., August 2021
★★★★★Sehr zufrieden
Andrea J. aus Chemnitz, December 2020
★★★★★sehr gut produkt
Frédéric M. aus Maisons Alfort, November 2018
★★★★★Klassisches Motiv, wunderschön gearbeitet. Ist seinen Preis definitiv wert!
Lisa K., September 2018
★★★★★This piece arrived in excellent condition.
Mechtild B. from Princeton, February 2018
★★★★★Ich liebe Ihn
Carolin W. aus Düren, October 2017
★★★★★So hätte ich Ihn auch selbst gemacht
Kathrin O. aus Fürth, October 2017
★★★★★Excellent craftsmen ship!
Cathy A. from Newport Coast, May 2017

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