Wooden Christmas Nutcrackers

Christmas nutcrackers, or nutcracker dolls, are figural nutcrackers frequently made to look like toy soldiers, knights, kings, and aristocrats from 15th- to 18th-century Europe, in regalia and costumes from Germany, Russia, France, and England. These dolls were first fashioned in the Ore Mountain region, or Erzgebirge, in the Free State of Saxony along the Czech-German border during the late 17th century. The Steinbach family were among the...Continue Reading