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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.

  • Bogorodsk Bear on a Raft

    Bear on a Raft Bogorodsk

    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"...

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  • Blacksmiths (Кузнецы) Bogorodsk Toy

    Blacksmith and Bear Bogorodsk

    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, light wood patina. Bogorodsk Toy Factory,...

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  • Blacksmith and Bear Bogorodsk

    Blacksmith and Bear Bogorodsk

    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, light wood patina. Bogorodsk Toy Factory,...

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  • Misha Bear The Artist Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha Bear The Artist Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha Bear Paints a Picture (Миша рисует картину). Misha paints a masterpiece, reminiscent of Van Gogh. Unsual carving combines painted elements Ball activated toy. Signed by two artists. Late 1990's. 8" L, 3½" H. 1 only.

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  • Misha the Bear Doing Laundry Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha the Bear Does Laundry Bogorodsk Toy

    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.

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  • Misha the Bear Makes Pancakes Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha the Bear Makes Pancakes Bogorodsk Toy

    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...

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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...

    $22.00
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  • Logrolling Bear Bogorodsk Toy

    Logrolling Bear Bogorodsk Toy

    Logrolling Bear (Медведь катит бревно). Clever late 1970's toy where a bear pushes the last log up a ramp into a stack of them. A sisyphean task! Stamped on the bottom, in purple ink, is the name of the carver, "Made in USSR" and a style number written...

    $35.00
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  • Musical Trio Bogorodsk Toy

    Musical Trio Bogorodsk Toy

    Musicians (Музыканты). A trio consisting of an accordion playing bear and his two rabbit friends with a balalaika and two spoons. Nicely detailed carving. Stamped on the bottom, in purple ink, is the name of the carver. Probably mid-1980's but could be...

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