This work is masterfully carved out by hand out of linden wood and painted with acrylic. it is decorated with authentic gold paint as well as fine burning on wood: every single black dot you see is burning through magnifying glass. A very time consuming work!
Nutcracker is gowned into the military uniform of a lieutenant general of the Infantry of the Russian Imperial Army in the First Russian Patriotic War against French Troops of Napoleon in 1812. 15"H.
It is called after Dmitriy Ssnyavin, 1763-1831) was a Russian admiral who ranks among the greatest seamen of the Napoleonic Wars.