Steinbach Chubby Three Kings Balthasar Nutcracker-Limited EditionItem#: HN-PPC310
This wise man is ready to grace your home this holiday season. This German nutcracker brings a new take on the traditional Nativity story. He is dressed as Balthasar, one of the three wise men from the Biblical story. Created by the master artisans at the Steinbach company, his costume is beautiful, including hand-painted traditional robes and hat. He wears a flowing robe with fur trim, and comes bearing a golden urn filled with one of the gifts given to the infant Jesus.
- Opt for signed or unsigned piece by Karla Steinbach
- It's a special limited edition collection
- Part of Steinbach's Chubby 3 Wise Men Series
- Fancy nutcracker makes a perfect for display
- Artistically hand-crafted from real wood
- Hand-painted and hand-carved by German craftsmen
- Height measures 12.5 in.
Richly clad in fur and feathers, the Steinbach Three Kings Balthasar Limited Edition Nutcracker comes bearing gifts. This regal wise man with a brilliant jewel in his crown carries an incense burner. Nutcrackers make perfectly playful presents; charming and collectible, these familiar holiday staples bring a smile to everyone's face. Display them on a shelf or table for that festive touch. They make a welcome addition to any gathering of friends and family.
Handcrafted from genuine solid wood, this nutcracker has been carved and painted freehand by artisans in Germany. It stands 12.5 inches tall and features a distinctive, unique design in a vibrant array of colors. Part of the Chubby Three Wise Men Series by Steinbach, this limited edition nutcracker is one of only 10,000 made. It is available unsigned or signed by Karla Steinbach. Spruce up your own holiday decorations with this fresh take on a genuine classic, or present a loved one, neighbor, or colleague with a timeless and unforgettable gift.
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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