Red (soft coloured) Soldier Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker originated in Seiffen in the late-17th century. They were often given as gifts as in Germany the dolls were symbols of good luck, scaring away bad spirits. This has led to them becoming a piece that is now associated with Christmas around the world.
An average handcrafted nutcracker doll is made out of about 60 separate pieces.
Seiffener Volkskunst Exclusive.
Handcrafted in Seiffen, Germany.