Ulbricht Limited Edition The Mouse King NutcrackerItem#: HN-ATI228
Add a touch of whimsical charm to your home this holiday season with this Mouse King nutcracker. This German nutcracker measures 16 inches tall and is handmade in the Ulbricht tradition. Each piece is individually painted in rich, vivid colors, bringing the Mouse King nutcracker to life for his grand display in your home. In one hand the Mouse King holds his mini sword with a pierced chunk of cheese, adding to his quirky allure. This nutcracker would not only make an appealing addition to your home holiday display but also a wonderful gift.
- Specially hand-made German nutcracker
- Each piece is exclusively hand-painted
- Vintage Ulbricht tradition dates back 300 years
- Features a mini sword with a pierced chunk of cheese
- Height measures 16 in.
The Story of Ulbricht
Wood-turning on lathes, the Ulbricht grand tradition, can be traced back to the small German mining town of Seiffen, in the mountains of the Erzgebirge. Records document the Ulbricht family as wood turners from the 1700s.
Otto Ulbricht, a professional wood turner who started his own business in 1928, built a new factory in 1934. After World War II, when the area became the East German Zone and private industry was taken out of the hands of individuals, Otto took his family across the border where they resettled in the Bavarian town of Lauingen, near Augsburg. Once settled, with his Erzgebirge wood-turning traditions transplanted to Bavaria, Otto began again.
When Otto died in 1968, his son Christian Ulbricht, now in charge of the family enterprise, continued those time-honored traditions. In 1978 Christian expanded his thinking, and developed a new company which he named Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht.
In the early 1990s, when East and West re-unified and Germany once again became one nation, Christian brought back to the family the factory in Seiffen begun by his father so many years ago. Today, the company operates out of both locations.
Now in its third generation, the Ulbricht family continues to produce wood-turned products of the finest quality. In addition to an extensive line nutcrackers, there are incense burners, music boxes, figurines, pyramids and ornaments geared for Christmas and Easter.
Traditions are very important to Ulbricht. Not only those that strengthen ties to the land and to family, but also those that continue the traditions of excellence in production that date back 300 years.
Dimensions & Specifications
Hand-decorated nutcracker with a stout red top hat
- 19.5-inch height
- The Ulbricht tradition has been passed down for 300 years
- Detailed right down to his black eye-patch
- Painstakingly hand-painted so no two are exactly alike
- Hand-crafted in Germany
- Limited edition
- Techniques have been handed down over many generations
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Comments about Ulbricht Limited Edition The Mouse King Nutcracker:
We reordered this item twice and each time it was broken. Not sure where the flaw in the system is, since interior box was prestine. I assume the manufacturer is not properly packing the item or QC is flawed prior to shipment.