From our German Collectibles Weihnachtsmarkt collection, this Carpenter German Incense Smoker is hand-carved and painted and from the Erzgebirge region in Germany.
The first smoker was developed around 1850 in Heidelberg close to Seiffen. At first, dough served as material. Mostly figures of everyday life were used as a motif. Nowadays also Santa Claus and other modern motives are manufactured. Available are salesmen, bakers, foresters, miners, chimney sweepers, standing smokers, edge stools smokers, large smokers, small smokers, and so on. Woodturning is the main technique that is used to produce a Christmas smoker.