Functional smoker ornaments from reputed manufacturing houses in Germany are some of the most appreciated gifts and souvenirs for friends and loved ones, especially during Christmas. The little wooden smoker figurines never fail to brighten up surroundings with their colorful and charming looks, and continue to play important roles as incense holders in Christian celebrations like Epiphany. The demand for authentic wooden German incense burners is on the rise as more and more discerning customers seek them out for their excellent workmanship and design as well as for their ability to produce the most wonderful fragrances in living spaces.
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German Nutcracker Puss in Boots Glazed in red attire with black boots and gloves holding machete and beautiful feather hat – 15″$220.00
German Nutcracker Mouse King Glazed – gray mouse in red attire and high boots holding machete and it is ready for a match – 15.5″$220.00
German Nutcracker Glazed Drosselmeyer – the toy maker in beautiful gray coat with clock and collar details high red hat – 16″$220.00
German Nutcracker Drummer – Glazed with full details on the uniform and golden hat cord – 15.75″$220.00
German Nutcracker Glazed Soldier in red uniform, and high hat with weather. Button details on the jacket and a machete – 17″$220.00
German Nutcracker Drummer in natural wood colours, with black boots and hat and gold details – 17″$220.00
German Nutcracker Puss in Boots in natural colours, with machete, white collar and feather elements. Mice deco hanging by the boots – 15″$220.00
German Nutcracker Gingerbread King in natural brown wood, with heart on the heald and hanging gingerbread cookies – 15″$220.00
German Nutcracker Soldier in Natural Wood with golden details and feather, having machete tight to the pants – 7.5″$220.00
German Nutcracker King of Hearts holding heart scepter and heart ornament in beautiful red with golden details and hearts – 14.8″$220.00
German Nutcracker Woodman in natural colours attire and dark green cape and hat, holding fruit basket – 16″$220.00
German Nutcracker Santa Claus in light red attire holding tiny christmas tree with red details and green sack for gifts – 16.1″$232.00
German Nutcracker INFORMATION
Nutcrackers that Crack Nuts
What’s in a name? Everything! That’s why Cuckoo Forest deals exclusively in ‘real nutcrackers’ that are built for cracking nuts. We source the most authentic and attractive traditional, classic, and Christmas nutcracker icons from trusted manufacturers in Germany because we understand the pride of place these colorful and whimsical characters have come to command in your hearts and homes.
Nutcracker toys from fairy tales make ideal gifts for children. This nutcracker’s natural wood finish makes the product very elegant in appearance!
Common Characters for German Nutcracker
The market for German nutcrackers in the US skyrocketed after performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 1950s. Nutcracker characters like soldiers, Santas, bakers, clockmakers, carpenters, and an array of others were quickly snapped up as souvenirs, collector’s items, and gifts for friends and family. Even today, enthusiasts can’t resist the urge to add to their collections every time they see new additions in department stores and Christmas markets because nutcrackers have become beloved keepsakes and symbols of goodwill to many in this nation.
Toy soldiers are some of the best-loved nutcracker toys, which is no surprise considering the enduring popularity of the Nutcracker Ballet.
Functional Nutcrackers from Germany vs. Knock-off Nutcrackers
We, however, believe that nutcrackers shouldn’t be mere keepsakes and symbols left lying on shelves or in boxes to be dusted off and used as pretty ornaments on Christmas trees once a year. We’d like to see more of them being utilized as handy pantry nutcracking implements and as functional centerpieces on dining tables but, unfortunately, many customers complain that they crack more nutcrackers than nuts every time they try to use them! Blame it on the flood of cheap and spurious products that have flooded the market over the years, but please don’t let it deter you from learning about, and enjoying the benefits of the sturdy and authentic German nutcracker.
This Santa nutcracker with his array of candy would be wasted on a shelf or on a Christmas tree. His rightful place is on a coffee table in front of a roaring fire, with loads of nuts for cracking and steaming mugs of cocoa!
The Origin of Wooden Nutcracker Toys
Colorful and sturdy nutcracker dolls were designed and built in the mountainous region of Erzgebirge, Germany, hundreds of years ago for the exclusive purpose of cracking nuts, and that’s just what they did for many years. Cracking the hard outer shells of walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, or any nuts for that matter, became quite effortless in the wooden jaws of tough little Erzgebirge nutcracker toys. Centuries later, the selfsame high-quality products are still being handcrafted and hand-painted by German artisans and sourced by companies like ours which are dedicated to promoting and distributing genuine nutcrackers that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Nutcracker kings were some of the oldest designs on German nutcrackers, and are still very popular as collector’s items.
We take our business seriously because we know how much joy, tradition, and nostalgia are wrapped up in these splendid wooden toys. The features, functionality, material, and manufacturers of our entire nutcracker range are of prime importance to Cuckoo Forest because our customers trust us to provide them with nutcrackers that are uncompromising in design, appearance, performance, and durability.