Ulbricht 2008 Limited Edition Santa and Reindeer NutcrackerItem#: HN-ATI761
Add a bit of charm and whimsy to your holiday decor with this 2008 limited edition Santa and reindeer nutcracker from Ulbricht. Crafted and painted by hand by German artisans using vibrant colors and strong attention to detail, this 18.5-inch tall St. Nicholas nutcracker, also featuring his reindeer friend, is one of only 2,500 produced, making this the perfect gift for your favorite collector. Place this on your mantel or entryway table to greet friends and family during the holiday season.
- Hand-made and hand-painted German Santa and Reindeer
- Carved wood details with bright decorative accents
- Collectible, limited edition 2,500 nutcrackers
- Festive nutcracker stands 18.5 in. tall on a base
Nature lovers will adore the Limited Edition Santa Reindeer Nutcracker. This earthy and traditional take on St. Nick wears a crown of garlands with candles and carries a staff with jingling bell. He arrives accompanied by a friendly reindeer. 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 18.5 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.
Dimensions & Specifications
2008 Editions, Limited Editions
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Comments about Ulbricht 2008 Limited Edition Santa and Reindeer Nutcracker:
This was a gift for my mom's nutcacker collection. This is the first one I bought on line so I didn't know what to expect. It is now the largest in her collection! It seems very well made and attractive and festive. The price was excellent. I have paid the same price for nutcrackers half the size with the same qualities. I would certainly do this again for next year's Christmas present!