Handcrafted in enamel and pewter.
In 18th century Germany the term "nussknacker" appeared in the first dictionary of "High German" by the Brothers Grimm. Many different authority characterizations - even Napoleon were created as nutcrackers - but the popular soldier figures undoubtedly inspired the famous 1816 publication of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fairy tale "Nussknacker und Mausekönig." Hoffmann wrote of Clara's soldier nutcracker: "Under the Christmas tree a very excellent little man became visible that stood there still and modestly. He waited as if they would all come to him." Hand crafted pewter with crystals. Beautifully crafted in the style of the famous Russian Imperial court jeweler, Carl Fabergé.
Size: 3-1/2" x 1-1/2"
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