Handcrafted German Smoker & Incense
Warmth and smoky cheer.
Since 1899, the Müller Company in Seiffen, Germany has been producing handcrafted wooden collectibles, whose whimsical designs are recognized the world over. Once the holiday season rolls around, their figurines and candle holders appear on many a tabletop and mantel.
The smoking men figurines originated in the 19th century, shortly after the pastime of pipe-smoking made its way to the Ergebirge Mountains from England. Each little man has a little compartment for the cone of incense—carefully light it and the smoke huffs and puffs a woodsy, scented smoke through an opening at the mouth.
This would make a lovely gift for friends or family members who love celebrating the holidays with pine boughs and fresh-baked treats (or anyone who likes their home smelling nice for the holidays!). And if you want to really get decked out, check out its cousins, the nutcracker, music box, and pyramid.
Photography by Ty Mecham, Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
A mix of linden, mahogany, walnut, elm, beech woods pine, ash and alder.
Traditional Santa Claus: 5"L x 5"W x 8"H;
Santa on Skis: 6.25"L x 6.25"W x 8.125"H
Nordic Santa: 4.75"L x 5.25"W x 8.5"H
Each Smoker comes with 1 box of Sandalwood-scented incense nuggets (24 pieces each).
Care & Notes
Place incense cone on metal plate inside of smoker base. Ignite the tip of the incense cone and allow it to start smoking. Replace the smoker top and allow the figurine to burn slowly on a fireproof, flat surface. The incense will burn for 15–20 minutes and the scent will last for hours. Do not leave the smoker unattended while it's burning. When you're ready to extinguish the smoke, place smoker cone in water. Store the incense in a dry place.
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