SS Julleuchter - Yule Candle Stick Holder
Julleuchter was the term for a type of lantern used in the "Julfest" during the German Third Reich.
The SS Leadership saw the SS Julleuchter as a replacement article for Christian occasions and to celebrate holidays and days that were of importance in the SS belief as well as important dates in NSDAP history such as Hitler's birthday.
The SS-Julleuchter was considered both an award and trophy of the German Schutzstaffel that was presented to members of the SS from approximately 1936 until 1944 as a service decoration. Manufactured by the Allach porcelain company, the SS Julleuchter was presented to any SS member who participated in a Julfest.
The item is made of plain ceramic earthenware and decorated with a heart and the Nordic rune on all four sides. At the top of the candle holder is a recess for fixing the candle. One yule candle (aka Julkerze) can be placed inside, in the inner part of the candlestick.
The height of the Julleuchter is 8-3/4" and it is 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" at the base.
It is in very good used condition with mild traces of use and age.
Airmail shipping from Germany with recorded delivery and insurance: $64.95