Limited Edition only 2500 pieces! (this is #0179 made out of the 2500) Made in 2006. About 18 inches tall. Handcrafted in Germany and bought there. Never actually used as a nutcracker. For the last five years has been stored bubble wrapped in a box in a closet. I no longer have original box. $450 or a reasonable best offer, no low-balling please. About the company off website- "Christian himself takes great pride when he has designed a new nutcracker and it has taken shape for him on the lathe. This sample then becomes the reference for the workers who handcraft the finished pieces, using only the finest wood and materials. Now well into its third generation, the Ulbricht family continues to produce highly sought-after products of the finest quality."