Chicken "Counting" Nesting Toy. Ten brightly painted miniature chicks emerge from the mother hen. The hen is 6" tall and each of the mini chicks are 1¾" tall. Made in the early 1980's with the plain red on white round "Made in the USSR" paper label. Very fine work, note the fine line and details applied to each chick. Even comes in the original box with a silk-screened image with text: "Сувенир-Игрушка" (Souvenir Toy) and "Цыплята" (Chicks). Doll is new, minor wear to box. 1 only.
Semenov had a tradition of producing colorful and whimsical toys to instruct developing young minds. This set was made to teach children to count and recognize colors as well as to develop manual dexterity. Hand painted in Semenov, near Moscow. Child-safe materials (though not intended for children under 3 years old).