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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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    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...

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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.  

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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. 

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  • Bogorodsk Bear on a Raft

    Bogorodsk Bear on a Raft

    On The Raft (На Плоту). Misha the Bear paddles furiously on a raft made out of logs. Ball-activated toy. Excellent detail. Signed with the title in Russian, the artist (V. Gradova), Bogorodsk and 1992. 5" x 4" 2½". 1 only.

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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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  • Bear with a Bat (Медведь с битой )

    Misha Bear with a Bat Bogorodsk

    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 Novgorod...

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  • Mother Bear and Cub (Мать и Медвежонок) Bogorodsk Carving

    Mother with Bear Cub Bogorodsk Carving

    Mother Bear and Cub (Мать с медвежонком).  Mother Bear sits on a stump and cradles her baby wrapped in a swaddling blanket. With a gentle pull on the small string with a wood pull at the end and the baby bear rocks up and down. A clever toy...

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  • Bears Around the Samovar Bogorodsk Toy

    Around the Samovar Bogorodsk Toy

    Around the Samovar. Two bears eat together with wooden spoons from a common bowl. Ball activated toy  Made in Russia label on the bottom. Mid or late 1990's production. 5" wide x 2¾" height. 1 only, as shown.

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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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  • Fox and Rabbit Bogorodsk Toy

    Fox and Rabbit Bogorodsk Toy

    Fox and Bear (Лиса и Зайц). Swing the ball and the rabbit begins to strum his balalaika. The fox is posed to begin dancing. A nice vintage toy with delicate carving. Bogorodsk woodburnt mark and paper label remnant. Circa 1990. 3"½ high x...

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  • Good Morning! Bear Bogorodsk Toy

    Good Morning! Bear Bogorodsk Toy

    Good Morning! (С Добрым Утром). A bear stands under a water tank and the action of the swinging ball causes his arms to strike the water release plug (no actual water necessary, though). A nice vintage toy with delicate carving. Bogorodsk paper label...

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