German Nutcrackers by Fuchtner Company in Seiffen Germany
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German Nutcrackers by Fuchtner Company in Seiffen Germany

 
Wilhelm Fuchtner produced the first Erzgebirge nutcracker of spruce in 1870. In 1872 Wilhelm Füchtner, known as the “father of the nutcracker,” made the first commercial production of nutcrackers using the lathe to create many of the same design. The figures created by him were the prototypes of the world-renowned Seiffen nutcrackers. Fuchtner History

Purple King Nutcracker Item Sku: 022020L

Purple King Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood. Special face paint, cheeks and nose have sponged paint blush. Limited Availability.
Approx. 14”
Nutcracker Red Soldier with Shotgun Item Sku: 022331

Nutcracker Red Soldier with Shotgun


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 15”
$141.95  
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$125.95  
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Blue King Nutcracker Item Sku: 0220202

Blue King Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14”
Red King Nutcracker Item Sku: 022020R

Red King Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14”H
$141.95  
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$141.95  
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Hunter Nutcracker Item Sku: 022035

Hunter Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14.5”H
Natural King Nutcracker Item Sku: 022020N

Natural King Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14.5”H
What is Pre-order?
$138.95  
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$129.95  
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Natural Hunter Nutcracker Item Sku: 022035N

Natural Hunter Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14.5”H
Red Soldier Nutcracker Item Sku: 022087

Red Soldier Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 16”H
$123.95  
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$131.95  
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Red Santa Nutcracker Item Sku: 022131

Red Santa Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 15”H
Night Watchman Nutcracker Item Sku: 022103

Night Watchman Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 16”H
$159.95  
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$138.95  
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German Smokers by Fuchtner Company in Seiffen Germany
 
Smoker Item Sku: 146206

Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood, Night Watchman
Approx 9”
Train Conductor Smoker Item Sku: 146907

Train Conductor Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 9”
$65.95  
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$59.95  
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Wood Cutter Smoker Item Sku: 146205

Wood Cutter Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 9”
Toy Vendor Smoker Item Sku: 1461042

Toy Vendor Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 9”
$74.95  
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$74.95  
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Postman Smoker Item Sku: 146207

Postman Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 9”
Cowboy Smoker Item Sku: 146209

Cowboy Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
9”
$59.95  
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$55.95  
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Chimney Sweep Smoker Item Sku: 146189

Chimney Sweep Smoker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx 9”
$59.95  
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Fuchtner family tradition all the nutcrackers, smoking men, angels and miners continue to be produced according to the model of the oldest Seiffen folk Art, thereby preserving their origin. The Family business stands in its 6th generation and will remain loyal to its tradition in the future. Today the family tradition is continued by Volker Fuchtner who was born in 1951. All pieces are hand crafted in Seiffen Germany.

Volker Füchtner The birthplace of the nutcrackers and smokers
Volker Füchtner The birthplace of the nutcrackers and smokers

Our ancestors were carpenters. In the summer on the construction, unemployed during the winter. The virtue of necessity made the carving and turning tools for the livelihood of the large family had to make.

Fuchtner the first Erzgebirge Nutcracker 1870 from spruce wood
Fuchtner the first Erzgebirge Nutcracker 1870 from spruce wood

Volker Füchtner On August 23, 1844 Wilhelm Friedrich Füchtner was born in Seiffen. Like his ancestors, he also learned the trade of carpenter. Wilhelm Füchtner was he who established the first Erzgebirge Nutcracker 1870 from spruce wood. The characters he created were the archetypes of the world famous Seiffen Nutcracker.

The products of Füchtners were wooden figures, which showed in later years Seiffen's Nutcracker. The figure of the Nutcracker gained its poetic representation in Heinrich Hoffmann's Tales "King Nutcracker and the Poor Reinhold" in 1851. Peter Tchaikovsky contributed greatly with his "Nutcracker Suite" to the popularity of The Nutcracker in the United States. Gotthelf Friedrich Füchtner, who lived from 1766 to 1844, offered already in 1809 on the Striezelmarkt in Dresden Seiffen toys for sale.

Fuchtner the family business is in its sixth generation
Fuchtner the family business is in its sixth generation

In strict family tradition especially the Nutcracker, but also Smokers and Angel and Miner were continued. Thus, the products have maintained their origin on the model of Seiffen's oldest folk art. The family business is in its sixth generation, and will hold in the future its tradition loyalty.

Fuchtner Smokers and Angels
Fuchtner Smokers and Angels

Our traditional family history is to Keep to an old Tradition. Our forefathers were carpenters. In the summer they worked on a building site, but in the winter they were jobless. Turning a need to the virtue, the wood-carving knife and other wood turning tools had to provide for supporting the large families. In Later years the Seiffen Nutcracker originated from the wooden figures that the Fuchtners had produced in the past. The figure of the nutcracker attained its poetic representation in Heinrich Hoffmann’s stories, “King Nutcracker and the Poor Reinhold” in 1951. Peter Tschaikowsky’s, Nutcracker Suite has contributed substantially to the popularity of the nutcracker in the USA.