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Simple and fascinating, the action of a twirling wooden ball on a string makes the bear, the favorite character of the woodcarvers, perform complex actions, such as masterfully juggling colored balls. Some of the toys are activated by a push-button action. These carvings are prized by collectors young and old. Also included in this category are carvings from Sergiev-Posad, Zagorsk and elsewhere in Russia.

  • Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer (Солдат-барабанщик). He is dressed in the uniform of the War of 1812. When you swing the ball, he raises his arms and plays the drum. Nicely carved, painted and lacquered, circa mid-1990's. 7¼" x 4½". 1 only.

    $25.00
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  • Pecking Bird "Ptichka" Bogorodsk [Vintage]

    Pecking Bird "Ptichka" Bogorodsk [Vintage]

    Bird Feeding (Птичка у Кормушки). Brightly painted bird bobs his head downwards when you push in the lever. A painted, late 20th century carving from Bogorodsk. With the original paper label attached to the bottom. 4¼" in length. Excellent...

    $12.00
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  • At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    Bears at the Banya (Медведи в бане). Bogorodsk toy with the bears atop two levers which are pulled back and forth. This creates the movement that allows one to smack the other with a venik  (веник)., or special bath broom These are bundles of oak or...

    $24.00
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  • "Blacksmiths" Bogorodsk Carving

    "Blacksmiths" Bogorodsk Carving

    Blacksmiths (Кузнецы). Iconic Bogorodsk toy with the bear and the peasant riding atop two levers which are pulled back and forth. This creates the movement that allows each to strike the anvil. Fine carving, white wood patina. Bogorodsk Toy Factory,...

    $22.00
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    Misha the Bear Makes Pancakes Bogorodsk Toy

    "Pancakes for Breakfast" Bogorodsk Carving

    Misha the Bear Makes Pancakes (Миша готовит блины). Misha is hard at work flipping pancakes with his griddle over the stove. A table stands nearby with a plate of finished pancakes and a large bowl with a ladle. Ball activated toy. Finely carved and...

    $48.00 $39.95
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    Misha the Bear Doing Laundry Bogorodsk Toy

    "Laundry Day" Bogorodsk Carving

    Misha the Bear Does Laundry (Миша взялся за стирку). White lace inside a washtub and a pot and spoon on the oven. Ball activated toy. Finely carved and signed by the artist. Late 1990's. 6" x 4" x 3½" (not counting paddle handle). 1 only, as shown.

    $48.00 $39.95
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    Bogorodsk Bear on a Raft

    "Down the River" Bogorodsk Carving

    On The Raft (На Плоту). Misha the Bear paddles furiously on a raft made out of logs. Ball-activated toy. Excellent detail. In Russian, the piece is signed ("исп. Градова В.") and titled "На Плоту" (On a Raft), Богородск( Bogorodsk) and 1992. 5" x 4"...

    $20.00 $18.00
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  • Good Morning! Bear Bogorodsk Toy

    "Good Morning!" Bogorodsk Carving

    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...

    $22.00
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