Ulbricht 2008 Limited Edition Mc Nick NutcrackerItem#: HN-ATI755
Your holiday nutcracker display is not complete without the McNick nutcracker from Ulbricht who marches in with traditional Scottish garb and bagpipes. McNick is handcrafted from hard woods and hand-painted in Germany, to a standing height of 20-inches tall complete with traditional black jacket and tartan kilt. He keeps a flowing white beard and wears a felt hat on his head. McNick was created as a collectible piece in a limited edition run of 2,500 nutcrackers, but his real value is as a delightful part of your holiday traditions.
- Hand-made and hand-painted German Mc Nick nutcracker
- Made from carved wood with bright-colored details
- Collectible, limited edition 2,500 nutcrackers
- Scottish nutcracker stands 20 in. tall on a base
The Limited Edition Mc Nick Nutcracker arrives ready to regale you with his pipes. Clad in traditional Scottish garb with a welcoming tartan and delightful holly sprig accents, he will make a welcome addition to any room. 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 20 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