Hussar Wooden German Nutcracker 1870 - NCD022X088. Ready to take command of his squadron this Hussar is in the regulation uniform frequently seen in the 1870s. This 1870 Hussar Nutcracker was made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany in the village of Seiffen where the wooden nutcracker was first created and stands about 37 cm tall (14 1/2 inches). This 1870 Hussar 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. 1870 Hussar 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.
The stately German Nutcracker features bygone kingly faces of yesterday. So bring some tradition and history to your home with a handmade German Nutcracker.