German Nutcrackers by Fuchtner Company in Seiffen Germany
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German Nutcrackers by Fuchtner Company in Seiffen Germany
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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. 14H
Hunter Nutcracker Item Sku: 022035

Hunter Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14.5H
$161.00  
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Natural King Nutcracker Item Sku: 022020N

Natural King Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 14.5H
Natural Hunter Nutcracker Item Sku: 022035N

Natural Hunter Nutcracker


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

Red Soldier Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 16H
$150.00  
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Red Santa Nutcracker Item Sku: 022131

Red Santa Nutcracker


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

Night Watchman Nutcracker


Handmade in Germany, All Wood
Approx. 16H
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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.

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.

In strict 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

Patrick and Nancy with Volker Fuchtner at the Volker Fuchtner Factory in Seiffen Germany 2011

Patrick and Nancy with Volker Fuchtner at the Volker Fuchtner Factory in Seiffen Germany 2011
Volker Fuchtner Factory in Seiffen Germany 2011

Volker Fuchtner Factory in Seiffen Germany 2011
Volker Fuchtner Family History in Seiffen Germany 2011

Volker Fuchtner Family History in Seiffen Germany 2011
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