This adorable Santa Claus nutcracker is mint condition with hang tag still attached. Measures 8.5" tall. Made in Germany. Dated 1993. He is holding a bag of toys in one hand and a toy soldierl and toy horse in the other.Label reads "KWO E. M. Merck Collection, Made in Germany. Nestled in the Erzgebirge region of Germany, hidden in the mountains neighboring the Czech Republic, the age old art of creating nutcrackers continues. Capturing the force of the tumbling mountain streams to power their lathes, skilled artisians fashion finely grained hardwoods from their lush forests to produce wonderful wooden treasures. Each item is the result of quality craftemenship and exceptional attention to detail, which results in tomorrow's collectible heirlooms, exclusively from Old World Christmas. This magnificent nutcracker was painstakingly created following the intricate designs of acclaimed artist, E. M. Merck. Produced in very limited quantities due to the lengthy and difficult techniques used in creating the E. M. Merck Collection, this nutcracker is designed to be a cherished collector's piece. As a testimony to the blend of artistry and craftsmanship, this piece bears the maker's iinsignia, KWO." Thanks for looking!
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