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The sine qua non of Bogorodskoye is "Mishka" the Bear. Wood carvers have depicted him in a wide range of themes and subjects. Bogorodskoye was known as Медвежий угол (Bear Corner) because of the thick woods surrounding it. 

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    Girl on a Swing (Девушка на качелях) Bogorodsk ensemble carving

    Girl on a Swing Bogorodsk Ensemble Carving

    SOLD Girl on a Swing (Девушка на качелях.) A very interesting and unusual ensemble that features carving and painting. A little girl holding painted flowers sits on a moveable carved and painted swing. Beside her sits her dog. A white and yellow daisy...

    $75.00 $60.00
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    Bear Climbing a Tree Stump Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear Climbing a Tree Stump Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear Climbing a Tree Stump (Медведь, поднимающийся на пень). A nicely carved Bogorodsk Russian bear with a golden patina. Stump hollowed out and can be used as a container or holder. High quality work by an older Bogorodsk master carver. "Made...

    $75.00 $55.00
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    Bear Scholar Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear Scholar Bogorodsk Carving

    Scholarly Bear (Ученый медведь). An animated Misha places his paw to his head in delight. Master carver work from the early 1990's. Can double as a bookend. 8" tall. 1 only, as shown.  

    $40.00 $35.00
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    Bogorodsk (Богородск) Bear Box

    Bogorodsk Bear Box

    Bear Box. Misha Bear sits atop a round box holding his spoon, presumably for honey. Original Bogorodsk from the 1990's. Carvers initials and purple "Made in Russia" stamp. 7" tall. 1 only. 

    $40.00 $32.00
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  • Hedgehog Under a Mushroom Bogorodsk Carving

    Hedgehog Under a Mushroom Bogorodsk Carving

    Hedgehog Under a Mushroom (Еж под грибом).  A European hedgehog hides underneath a mushroom, which is pegged at the top and carved with a lot detail underneath. An uncommon original design by a Bogorodsk carver. Signed and titled: "Еж под...

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  • Hobby Horse Bear Bogorodsk Carving

    Hobby Horse Bear Bogorodsk Carving

    Bear on "Sivka-Burka" (На Сивке Бурке). A nicely carved Bogorodsk bear lifts his right leg to ride a hobby horse named after the Russian fairy tale "Sivka-Burka". He brandishes a sword in his right paw. High quality work by an older Bogorodsk master...

    $65.00
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    Bear with a Bat (Медведь с битой )

    Misha Bear with a Bat Bogorodsk REDUCED

    SALE PRICED Bear with a Bat (Медведь с битой ). Lapta (Лапта) is the Russian form of baseball, and is similar to cricket. Mentions of this game have been found in medieval manuscripts, and balls and bats were found in the 14th-century excavations in...

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  • Sivka-Burka Bogorodsk Carving

    Sivka-Burka Bogorodsk Carving

    Sivka-Burka (Сивка-Бурка).  The legendary mighty flying horse from the fantastic tale of the same name. Elena the Fair has camped out at the top of 12 pillars and will reward any suitor who can jump high enough to grab her ring. Ivan, with the help...

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  • Sivka-Burka Bogorodsk Carving

    Sivka-Burka Bogorodsk Carving

    Sivka-Burka (Сивка-Бурка).  The legendary mighty flying horse from the fantastic tale of the same name. Elena the Fair has camped out at the top of 12 pillars and will reward any suitor who can jump high enough to grab her ring. Ivan, with the help...

    $40.00
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  • Dancing Bear (Bogorodsk)

    Dancing Bear (Bogorodsk)

    Dancing Bear (Танцующий медведь). Possibly carved by Ovechkin. Pull down on the string and the arms and legs move about! Fully carved wood circa 1980. Finished brown stain. Purple "Made in USSR" stamp on the back. 10½" top to bottom, 7" arms...

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