Christian Ulbricht incense burner – Confectioner holding a Christmas cake, natural wood finish – made in Germany.
In the mid-1800’s, wooden smoking men were carved in the age-old German tradition from quality hardwoods. Woodturning from a single piece of wood is the main technique that is used to produce a smoker. Smokers became decorative holders for incense. An incense cone can be lit and placed inside the hollow smoker, allowing it to burn. The incense smoke then comes out of the figurine’s mouth making him appear to “smoke.”