Ulbricht 2008 Limited Edition Father Frost NutcrackerItem#: HN-ATI756
Whether you are adding to a current collection or want to begin a new holiday tradition, the Father Frost nutcracker from Ulbricht is a wonderful choice. You will be delighted with the bright hand-painted colors and carefully designed handmade accessories of this limited edition collector's piece. Father Frost stands 19.5 inches tall, carries an armful of gifts, and has an adorable baby polar bear in tow. The holidays and all of their traditions are a special time, and this nutcracker will be a charming addition to your celebration.
- Hand-made and hand-painted German Father Frost
- Brightly colored carved wood figure with detailing
- Collectible, limited edition 2,500 nutcrackers
- Charming nutcracker stands 19.5 in. tall on a base
The Limited Edition Father Frost Nutcracker embraces chilly winter weather. He arrives bearing gifts, decked out in warm furs and accompanied by an adorable baby polar bear. Nutcrackers make wonderful presents; both charming and functional, these familiar holiday staples bring charm and delight to the holidays. Display them on a shelf for that festive touch, or get the party started by cracking open a selection of seasonal nuts. Hand-crafted from solid wood, this collectible nutcracker has been hand-painted in Germany with a vibrant array of colors. It stands 19.5 inches tall and features a distinctive and unique design. Only 2,500 of these limited edition nutcrackers were made. Spruce up your own holiday decorations with this fresh take on a genuine classic, or present your loved one, neighbor, or colleague with a timeless and unforgettable gift.
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.
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2008 Editions, Limited Editions
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Comments about Ulbricht 2008 Limited Edition Father Frost Nutcracker:
I started collecting nutcrackers several years ago. I hesitated at the price of this one, but it's worth every penny. I should put it away until Christmas, but just can't!