16-Inch Hand Carved Russian Nutcracker Soldier
Czar Treasures is an exquisite collection of one-of-a-kind wooden pieces hand-carved and hand-painted in Russia. The collection consists of three Nutcracker Suite pieces (two nutcrackers and one figurine based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet), as well as two wooden Santa figurines. During the creation process, a "statuesque woodcarving" technique is used so that the intricate artistry of these finely crafted Russian pieces can be viewed from all angles. After a close inspection, lead artist Alexander Melnikovich signs and numbers every one of the nutcrackers and figurines, ensuring that they are perfectly sculpted and that each design is unique, even when appearing similar to others. Czar Treasures is a limited edition collection, with each nutcracker and figurine limited to a quantity of 500 pieces. This wooden figure features a detailed nutcracker soldier; instead of standing straight up like traditional nutcrackers, he is in a proud strutting pose. He is wearing an intricately-painted red and gold uniform, and is standing on an ornate multicolored base.