The Nutcracker Tradition began centuries ago in the Alpine regions of
In legend, the Nutcracker possessed miraculous powers, bringing good fortune and protection from evil spirits. The more elaborate their decorations, the stronger their powers. They were hand-made by the finest German woodworkers in the land.
The Nutcracker has become popular around the world for its craftsmanship and history.
These Treasured Collectable Keepsakes are handed down from generation to generation. Writers, composers and artists sang and danced the praises of the legend of the Nutcracker beginning with the novel The Nutcracker and the King of Mice, written sometime between 1776 and 1822, by E.T. Amadeus Hoffman. This novel became the basis for Tchaikovskys magnificent Nutcracker Suite, which debuted as a ballet in St. Petersburg in 1892 and lives on as a holiday tradition throughout the world! For most of two centuries the Steinbach family has been producing fine wood products. The factory is now located in Hohenhameln in the northern region of Germany. This quality nutcracker from Steinbach is based on the military drummer and features military uniform and wooden drum and stands 28cm tall. Has a moving lower jaw operated at rear of figure
Care Instructions: Not for children under 3 years of age, collector's item
Country of Origin: GERMANY