Christian Ulbricht Nutcracker - Toy Soldier
The Christian Ulbricht Nutcracker Toy Soldier is a delightful piece of traditional German craftsmanship that captures the essence of holiday nostalgia. Handcrafted in Germany with meticulous attention to detail, this charming nutcracker stands at an impressive height of 11.25 inches and measures 3.75 inches in width and 3.5 inches in depth. Its vibrant colors and intricate design showcase the rich heritage of the Erzgebirge region, where these nutcrackers have been crafted for generations. With its finely carved features and vibrant paintwork, this Christian Ulbricht Nutcracker Toy Soldier is not just a decorative piece but also a symbol of timeless holiday cheer and craftsmanship that brings joy to homes around the world during the festive season.
German Nutcrackers in the shape of Soldiers or Kings have been in use since the 15th century! The unsmiling figures are thought to be lucky, and provide protection for the household as they stand sentry on the mantle.
A “good” Nutcracker could be made from up to 130 carefully assembled pieces! Originally, the jaws were strong enough to crack walnuts. Today’s Nutcrackers are more decorative
In 1928, Christian Ulbricht’s father Otto founded the Ulbricht‘s Workshop for Fine Wooden Crafts and Toys in the small town Seiffen, in the heart of the Ore Mountains. Although the family moved to the west after the War, in 1990, his son Christian Ulbricht brought the company back to its original home in the Erzgebirge. Today, “the family and their team create traditional wooden art that brings joy to grown-ups and children alike. And in every single piece the spirit of Christmas is alive.”