German Incense Smokers : German souvenirs

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112 products
146/756 - Smoker - Mini Mushroom
Made in Germany
29.00
146/0882 - Smoker - Pine Cone Man
Made in Germany
149.00
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146/16130 - Müller Santa with Tree
Made in Germany
149.00
146/1704 - Smoker - Müller Santa with Lantern
Made in Germany
119.00
146/1267/31 - Snowman Christmas Market Seller Smoker
Made in Germany
69.00
146/1267/2 - Snowman with Sleigh
Made in Germany
69.00
146/1267/24 - Smoker - Snowman with Horn
Made in Germany
59.00
146/1267/10 - Smoker - Snowman with Bag of Gifts
Made in Germany
79.00
146/1267/8 - Smoker - Snowman with Tree
Made in Germany
69.00
146/1267/12 - Smoker - Snowman with Ice Skates
Made in Germany
59.00
146/1267/25 - Smoker - Snowman with Ice Cream
Made in Germany
69.00
146/1267/20 - Smoker - Snowman with Skis
Made in Germany
59.00
146/1255 - Smoker - Snowman with Birds
Made in Germany
79.00
146/1267/4 - Smoker - Snowman with Bucket
Made in Germany
69.00
146/1255/2 - Smoker - Snowman in Blue
Made in Germany
79.00
146/1752 - Smoker - Müller Santa with Goose
Made in Germany
169.00
146/1343/51 - Smoker - "Max" with Child on a Sleigh
Made in Germany
119.00
146/1343/45 - Smoker - "Max" Bee Keeper
Made in Germany
99.00
146/1343/21 - Smoker - "Max" Baker
Made in Germany
89.00
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146/790 - Smoker Basket Seller
Made in Germany
89.00
146/1442 - Smoker Police Inspector
Made in Germany
109.00
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146/12703 - Smoker Hunter
Made in Germany
129.00
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146/1484 - Smoker Müller Bavarian with Bier & Pretzel
Made in Germany
119.00
146/1806 - Smoker Skier
Made in Germany
99.00
146/1343/18 - Smoker "Max" Chimney Sweep
Made in Germany
99.00
146/1267/5 - Smoker Snowman with Children
Made in Germany
59.00
146/1572 - Smoker Female Pastor
Made in Germany
199.00
146/1071 - Smoker Teacher
Made in Germany
159.00
146/1431 - Smoker Woman With Dumplings
Made in Germany
159.00
146/1430 - Smoker Müller Witch
Made in Germany
179.00
146/1713 - Smoker Grandfather
Made in Germany
79.00
048/916 - Grill Smoker
Made in Germany
89.00
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146/360/00 - Red Top Mushroom Smoker
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 89.00 Regular price 98.00 Save 9
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146/223 - Bee Keeper Smoker
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 189.00 Regular price 286.00 Save 97
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146/1862 - Smoker House with Hansel & Gretel
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 119.00 Regular price 160.00 Save 41
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146/1861/1 - Foresthaus Smoker with Hunter
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 89.00 Regular price 128.00 Save 39
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146/1751 - Müller Nurse Smoker
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 149.00 Regular price 208.00 Save 59
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146/1715/3 - Snowman Smoker with Broom
Frankenmuth Clock Company
Sale price 69.00 Regular price 94.00 Save 25

Have you ever wondered who came up with the idea of the German Smoker or why it’s been a popular German gift for centuries? Find out more about this traditional handmade wooden toy that has been a popular family tradition for generations.

The Use of Incense

A German Incense Smoker is much more than a simple toy that sits on your mantle during Christmas time. It’s also an incense burner that is used to symbolize the gift of incense brought to Jesus by the Three Wise Men. For centuries, incense has been seen as a treasured commodity and used for trade and as a way to honor kings. Incense was also believed to have medicinal and healing properties and used to ward off evil spirits. Frankincense and myrrh, which was presented to Jesus as a gift of honor from the Three Wise Men, were known to have antiseptic and inflammatory properties and were considered an effective remedy for many common ailments. Today, these gifts are still celebrated in Germany during the twelve days of Christmas festivities. On the last day, many people light incense and place them in their German Smokers to celebrate the gifts of The Wise Men and to mark the end of the Christmas season.

The German Smokers

The earliest German Smokers were made from dough and paper mache. Then in the late 1600s, the smokers were carved from one single piece of wood and made into tiny figurines that resemble typical German villagers. Even during the Swedish invasion in the 1600s, the tradition was never lost. Those who remained in the area turned their focus to making the German Smokers, along with a number of other popular German handmade toys and ornaments. Many of the best-known carving companies in the Erzgebirge area still make smokers today and this area is still known as the premier toy and collectible region of Europe.

Progression of the German Incense Smokers

Do you know what type of German Incense Smoker your family has? The first handmade wood pieces had a distinct area for incense to be placed on a tray next to the figurine. Later designs placed the incense directly inside the figurine by way of a small incense cone. In the late 1700s, the German smokers were updated to use two pieces of wood to create one body, with the cone placed inside to pull the smoke through the mouth of the figurine, much like seen today. Even to this day, the figurine has always been carved as a traditional German working man – miner, shepherd, farmer, carpenter, each with its own unique accents and colours.

Looking for a large range of German Smokers to hand out as gifts or to keep for yourself? Come see us at Frankenmuth Clock Company or try our online store today to find a great range of traditional German toys and ornaments. 


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