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

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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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    Easter Eggs. L.N. Solovieva. This beautifully illustrated book vividly displays the variety of designs of Easter eggs from Russia, both modern and antique, including precious jewelry and folk art.

    Easter Eggs [Book]

    Easter Eggs. L.N. Solovieva. This beautifully illustrated book vividly displays the variety of designs of Easter eggs from Russia, both modern and antique, including precious jewelry and folk art. Easter egg art is well-known in Russia, but not so much...
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  • 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 Toys

    Russian Toys: Zagorsk

    Russian Toys: From the Collection of the Zagorsk Museum of Toys. G. Dain. USSR Academy of Pedagogical Sciences. USSR (Moscow): Sovietskaya Rossiya, 1987. Small cloth hardcover in a decorative pictorial slipcase. 200 pages. 168 color...
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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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    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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  • Tobolsk Museum Reserve history book in English and Russian

    Tobolsk Museum Reserve

    Tobolsk Museum-Reserve (Тобольский музей-заповедник). Yu. S. Nadtochy (Ю. С. Надточий). Sverdlovsk: Mid-Urals Publishing House (Средне-Уральское книжное изд-во), 1988.  Tobolsk, an old city founded in 1590 in Tyumen Oblast, is the second-oldest...
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  • Russian Wonder Tales Containing Twelve Of The Famous Bilibin Illustrations In Color. Post Wheeler.

    Russian Wonder Tales [1957]

    Russian Wonder Tales Containing Twelve Of The Famous Bilibin Illustrations In Color. Post Wheeler. Foreword by editor (Wheeler). Best loved tales include Tsar Saltan, Vasilissa the Beautiful, Fire Bird, Fenist the Falcon, Marya Morevna, Frog Tsarevna, as...
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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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  • 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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    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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