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Books on Russian folk figurines, lacquer boxes, shawls, ceramics and porcelain and more. 

  • Semenov Catalog circa 1982

    Semenov Catalog circa 1982

    Semenov Souvenirs NOVOEXPORT USSR MOSCOW. Small color catalog from Semenov illustrating the standard matryoshka dolls in production at that time, plus additional birch bark, straw inlay and carved wood utensils.  Text in English, Russian, German and...

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    Russian Porcelain Private Factories

    Russian Porcelain Private Factories

    V. Popov. Russian Porcelain: Private Factories. USSR (Leningrad): Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1980. Full-color index of porcelain hallmarks. Text in Russian, notes in English. Large hardcover with dustjacket. 320 pages. An excellent reference on Russian...

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    Russian Folk Clothing Museum Collection

    Russian Folk Clothing Museum Collection

     L. N. Molotova, N. N. Sosnina. Russian Folk Clothing from the Collection of the State Ethnographical Museum of the People of the USSR.  Moscow: Khudoznik RSFSR, 1984. 224 pages with 219 color plates and 33 historical photographs in black...

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  • Русские самовары (Russian Samovars)

    Русские самовары (Russian Samovars)

    Русские самовары (Russian Samovars). Герб Фрайкопф (Gerb Fraykopf). Russia (St Petersburg): ICAR, 1995. RUSSIAN TEXT.  High quality color photographs throughout, many full page. 62 pages. Softcover with French flaps. A catalog of samovars and...

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    Russian Matryoshka

    Russian Matryoshka

    Russian Matryoshka. By Larissa Soloviova and Marina Marder. Russia (Moscow): Interbook, 1993. 63 pages. In English. It's not easy to find a lot of information on Russian nestings dolls, particularly in book form. This volume does a nice job of balancing...

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    Palekh: The State Museum of Palekh Art

    Palekh: The State Museum of Palekh Art

    Palekh: The State Museum of Palekh Art. Vitaly Kotov and Larisa Taktashova. A profusely illustrated reference book with photos of many gorgeous lacquer miniatures from the most famous Russian village of all. Features some of Palekh's best artists,...

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    Декоративно-прикладное искусство украинской ССР (Ukrainian Decorative Arts)

    Ukrainian decorative and applied arts

    Декоративно-прикладное искусство украинской ССР (Decorative and applied arts of the Ukrainian SSR). Compiled by Нина Велигоцкая, Людмила Жоголь. IN RUSSIAN with summary and list of illustrations in English. Moscow: Советский художник, 1986. 192 pages...

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    Русская глиняная игрушка (Russian Clay Toy)

    Русская глиняная игрушка (Russian Clay Toy)

    Русская глиняная игрушка (Russian Clay Toy). И. Богуславская. Leningrad: Искусство (Ленинградское отделение), 1975. An illustrated overview of one of Russia's most interesting folk arts. The introduction helps to understand the artistic features of the...

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  • Russian Lacquered Miniatures Reference Book

    Russian Lacquered Miniatures

    Vladimir Guliayev. Russian Lacquered Miniatures (Fedoskino Palekh Mstiora Kholui). Introduction and detailed histories about the four most accomplished and renown Russian miniature art centers. This is an extensive annotated catalog with descriptions of...

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  • Fedoskino Reference Book

    Fedoskino [Book]

    Nikolai Malakhov. Fedoskino (Федоскино). An essential reference with over 170 high quality color photographs on the development of the miniature lacquer art of Fedoskino. Deals with the art from the early XIX Century up through the late Soviet period. In...

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    Kholui: Lacquered Miniatures

    By Larissa Soloviova. Translated from the Russian by Evgeny Filippov, designed by Vassily Kiselev and Anatoly Savelov, photographs by Alexei Matveyev & Robert Papikian.  A thorough and comprehensive study of Kholui Miniature Art through 1991...

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    Russian Folk-Style Figurines: A Collector's Notes

    Russian Folk-Style Figurines: A Collector's Notes. Gennadi Blinov. A comprehensive guide to carved folk figures, including bird houses, whistles, rattles, straw dolls, horses, weather vanes, painted clay pottery, birch bark and willow rods toys, and much...

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    Collecting Russian Art & Antiques. Marina Bowater

    Collecting Russian Art & Antiques

    Collecting Russian Art & Antiques. Marina Bowater. The author, a Russian porcelain scholar and collector, has run commercial galleries in London for many years. She discusses with great enthusiasm many collectible arts from both Imperial and soviet...

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