Beefeater Nutcracker Glass Ornament, 6 3/4", KAJ8497
Tower of London Beefeater Christmas Ornament, xx inches. Made of glass from the KSA International travel collection.
This great London, England ornament depicts a nutcracker version of a Beefeater, aka Yeomen Warder, guards of the Her Majesty's Royal Palace (Tower of London). In the past their main duty was to guard the tower prisoners and watch over the crown jewels, today they are more commonly known as tourist guides and attraction. Some claim they received their name from being privileged in history to eat as much beef as desired, a delicacy at the time, as part of the benefits for their service. This ornament design includes the common Tudor state dress including a black hat with a UK colors band, a red beefeater uniform and black shoes with UK colors. There is also a long sword made of metal on one side and a metal wire staff with fabric fringe and a short sword at the end. The red has a shiny reflective finish and all sides are wonderfully detailed. (New 2018)
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* ?? This item will also sit upright on a flat surface.
- 6 3/4" tall (size per KSA - to be verified asap after arrival)
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