This wonderful red, black, and gold Russian Nutcracker/Soldier is hand carved and hand painted by the artist creating this gorgeous decoration. The Nutcracker is dressed in a smart military uniform, sturdy black boots, an ornately decorated hat, and a sword by his side. The hat is decorated with the traditional Russian double headed eagle while his hat, jacket, and boots are painted with raised dots of paint which give texture to the statue. Our Nutcracker's mouth opens and closes as you can see in the pictures below - but this decoration does not actually crack nuts! This Nutcracker comes with a round box or stand that he can be displayed upon along with a golden walnut. The box is painted in reds and golds with various scenes from the story of the Nutcracker all around it. We see the house or castle where the ball is to be held, then the gifts, dolls and Teddy bears to be distributed to the children at the ball. Next we see the Nutcracker himself getting ready to do battle with the Mouse King and his army of mice! The lid of the box comes off and the box can be used for storage. PLEASE SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW!! This statuette is lightly lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved. (Note: These are not mass produced molded resin from China. All our Russian Nutcrackers and other statues are hand carved from Linden Wood.) This wonderful decoration (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STATUETTE DOES NOT CRACK NUTS) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist. This artistic Nutcracker measures approximately 11.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. The box is just over 3 inches tall and 5.5 inches in diameter (the inside cavity is just over 2.25 inches deep and 4.75 inches in diameter. The walnut is approximately 1.5 inches from end to end. When the Nutcracker is standing on the box, the whole thing measures just over 15 inches high.
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