A late 19thc /early 20thc Black Forest Gnome nutcracker, in linden wood.
This is a fun example of a nutcracker & many various designs were made at this time, this particular one being in the form of a gnome's face.
These were very popular souvenir pieces in the late 19th & early 20thc.
Height: 4.5" / 11.5cm
Width: 6" / 15.5cm
Depth: 2.5" / 6cm