These are the men who created the first nutcrackers back in the 19th century the miners. In the long winter evenings they would come out of the depths of the mountains and create in wood the authority figures they saw controlling their lives and world. This Ore Mountain Miner German Nutcracker stands about 37cm tall (14 1/2 inches) and was made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany in the village of Seiffen where the wooden nutcracker was first created. Ore Mountain Miner 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. Ore Mountain Miner 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.