Dressed in traditional German attire, this nutcracker is ready to celebrate Octoberfest with his beer stein and pretzel.
- Made in Germany
- 9" in tall
History of the Nutcracker
The Nutcracker was first developed around 1870 and is nowadays one of the most famous representatives of the Erzgebirge.
Often the Nutcracker is the image of authorities from the past. Especially kings, soldiers, and gendarmes are often used as a model.
At that time, the population was dependent on the benevolence of the authorities and tried to express some protest by giving the Nutcrackers a grim look. His energetic face makes him look very powerful.
Nuts were served to decorate the Christmas tree, alongside apples, gingerbread, and sweets. However, nuts need to be cracked. Before the nutcracker was born, people used a particular kind of tongs to open the shells. These tongs were soon shaped as folklore figurines that were both functional and decorative.
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