Nutcrackers

ABOUT NUTCRACKERS

The Nutcracker doll originates from late 17th and is now one of the most famous representatives of Germany’s Erzgebirge region. In the small workshop of Wilhelm Friedrich Füchtner in Seiffen, the first Ore Mountain Nutcracker was introduced around 1870. Today, Seiffen nutcrackers are known all over the world. Often the Nutcracker is the image of authorities from the past; especially kings, soldiers and gendarmes. In German tradition, the dolls are symbols of good luck, frightening away malevolent spirits. Originally made to crack nuts, they have now become prized trophies for many avid collectors and sought-after home decorations. The beauty of each of our nutcrackers derives from its individual design, the quality materials, and from the exquisite details of how it is made up.