On the Striezelmarkt children were often required to sell goods to make a living. They offered puppets, Pflaumentoffel, Lamette, matches and paper lanterns for sale, at to make their lot somewhat more bearable at Christmas time. They wanted to arouse the compassion and charity of the people.
Clever children's hands and put together dried plum black to "Pflaumentoffel". For Christmas they were offered for sale.
The Dresden artist Ludwig Richter (1803-1884) has set this childish "Pflaumentoffel" seller with his woodcut "selling out because of business abandon" (1853) a monument. Freezing children snuggleing together, patiently waiting for the buyers for the last "Pflaumentoffel". The small figure of "Pflaumentoffel" became the symbol of Dresden´s Striezelmarkt.
As a reminder to these children, we have reprinted the image on our bottles. For the period of reflection around Christmas, it´s important to remember people, who don’t live on sunny side of life.