Mouse King ornament by Steiff - 11cm


Catalogue number: 006883

Please note that delivery of this ornament is due to begin delivery in September 2019. This is an advance order and your ornament will be dispatched to you as soon as he arrives in stock after this time.

Russian composer Tchaikovsky wrote the music for a two-part ballet based on the fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written in 1816 by author E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favourite Christmas toy; the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Before the first performance, Tchaikovsky took some songs from the ballet for a concert performance known as The Nutcracker Suite. 

Steiff's Mouse King ornament takes inspiration from this enchanting character. Made from the finest winter white alpaca; he has a delicate felt tail and paws with airbrushing details to really bring him to life! He is dressed in a resplendent midnight blue robe trimmed with white fur and accented with golden lurex. He wears a miniature golden crown on his head and has a removable wire hanger so that he can adorn your Christmas tree with his regal presence!

Limited to only 1,225 pieces (the digits of Christmas day), he comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve.

  • Size: 11cm / 4.25 inches
  • 3-Way Jointed (head and arms)
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable

Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark. 

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