This nutcracker figure is crafted by hand exclusively for Alkota: masterfully carved out of one linden wood log, intricately painted with tempera and acrylic. The subject matter of the uniform is in great detail burned on wood. (Every single black dot is actual burning). 15"H without and 19"H with stand. Unique.
Workshop "Tabo", Sergiyev Posad, Russia. A unique museum quality work! This is one of twelve unique nutcrackers (all of them are historic characters - Emperors, Czars, Dukes, Statesmen, Marshals) created and designed by two Russian artists and Alkota.
This is the second copy of the carving, but unique in decoration: "Napoleon is gowned in a different - and Napoleon's victorious purple with gold - colors , the military uniform which the Emperor loved putting on after obtaining victories ove the enemy's armies.