Steinbach "The Nutcracker" German Nutcracker 2008-Limited Edition-SignedItem#: HN-PPC163
This traditional German nutcracker, based on the original character from the well-loved ballet, is an excellent addition to any nutcracker collection. It is hand-carved out of high-quality wood and hand-painted in exquisite color and detail, for a traditional look that will please even the pickiest collector. One of only 10,000 pieces in the 2008 Steinbach Signed Limited Edition collection, this piece is signed by Karla Steinbach and is sure to become a valuable heirloom, enjoyed and passed down from generation to generation for years to come.
- Handmade using high-quality wood
- Ornamental nutcracker apt for holiday display
- Free hand-painted and carved by German artisans
- From the Nutcracker Suite series
- Comes with Karla Steinbach's signature
- One of only 10000 pieces from 2008 Limited Edition
- Height measures approximately 15 in.
Start back at the beginning of the nutcracker tradition with the 2008 Steinbach Signed Limited Edition "The Nutcracker" German Nutcracker. A truly wonderful piece, this is the original character from the beloved ballet. Detailed with a traditional feathered hat and ornamental jacket, he stands 15 inches tall. This nutcracker is one of a 10,000-piece limited edition, signed by Karla Steinbach. It is made of genuine, high-quality wood, has been hand-carved in Germany, and is completely painted in freehand. Truly worthy of a family heirloom, a centerpiece of a collection, or just a wonderful holiday display piece.
Steinbach is recognized for the unique design of its wood-carved creations developed many years ago by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s in the Alpine regions of Germany. The tradition of creating hand-carved Steinbach German Nutcrackers is carried on by the Steinbach family, which remains responsible for the product concept development, design, manufacture, and quality control at the Hohenhameln factory in the northern region of Germany.
Steinbach items are highly collectible. If you are starting a new collection or adding to your existing collection, you will love these unique masterpieces. These treasured collectibles are handed down from generation to generation.
The Making of Steinbach Nutcrackers
Each Steinbach nutcracker is produced using up to 130 separate procedures. Genuine hardwood is cut and shaped into specific sizes and parts. The wood is then turned by hand, using an ancient process that creates smooth, clean surfaces. The pieces are lathed, polished, and drilled before they are turned over to experienced craftsmen who prime and spray them repeatedly, alternating the process with drying to produce an even tone. Carving comes next; wood-carving artisans use knives and finely honed skill to add personality and detail to the pieces. Finally, the painters take over; trained German artists paint these nutcrackers freehand. The result is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind product that is a must-have for collectors and art lovers alike.
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