Chimney Sweep German Nutcracker. The soot covered Chimney Sweep of the 19th century was a symbol of luck. The man who could keep the dreaded chimney fires away from your abode, he provided a service that was both necessary and appreciated. This Chimney Sweep German Nutcracker stands about 40cm tall (16 inches) and was made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany in the village of Seiffen where the wooden nutcracker was first created. Chimney Sweep German Nutcracker was made by the Fuchtner family and it was Wilhelm Friedrich Fuchtner that is credited with first creating the wooden nutcracker back in 1870. As far back as 1786 Gotthelf Friedrich Fuchtner was selling wooden figurines at the Dresdener Striezel Market to supplement his family’s carpenter business. Chimney Sweep German Nutcracker is signed by Volker Fuchtner the head of the family Nutcracker business (and Volker Fuchtner is the 6th generation of Fuchtner’s running this Nutcracker family business). A true collectible that has a history and a beauty that will last for generations to come.
Impress all, bring a German Nutcracker to dinner. The Holidays will then be complete.