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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.

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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...

    $15.00 $12.00
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  • Masha and the Bear Bogorodsk Carving

    Masha and the Bear Bogorodsk Carving

    Masha and the Bear (Маша и медведь). A clever late 1970's carved toy. "Made in USSR" is stamped on the bottom and a style number written in green ink, which has run a little. Push button action. 5" x 5" x 1½". 1 only. Long before the hyper...

    $30.00
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  • Misha Rides His Tricycle Bogorodsk

    Misha Rides His Tricycle Bogorodsk

    Misha the Bear Rides His Tricycle. (Миша на трехколесном велосипеде). Misha the bear scoots around on his wooden tricycle. There he goes careening around the turn! Be careful, Misha! Nicely carved, wheels turn. Late 20th century with factory mark...

    $20.00
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  • Fox and Crow Bogorodsk Toy

    Fox and Crow Bogorodsk Toy

    The Fox and the Crow (Лиса и ворона) is one of Aesop's classic fables here come to life. The crow sits atop a tall pine tree ready to enjoy her newly-found slice of cheese. Below, the fox the crow asks her to sing for him. When she succumbs to the...

    $24.00
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    "Misha the Artist" Bogorodsk Toy

    "Misha the Artist" Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha Bear Creates a Matryoshka (Миша красит матрешку). Misha the Bear steps to consider his work. His expression is one of wonder. Has he fallen in love?  Unusual carving combines painted elements with carving. Ball activated toy. Signed "Художник"...

    $29.95 $24.95
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    "Fish Boil" Bogorodsk Carving

    "Fish Boil" Bogorodsk Carving

    Misha the Bear Prepares Fish for Dinner (Подготовка рыбы к ужину). Chef Misha the Bear stages a fish boil out in the woods. He has lifted the cover off of the pot and proceeds to drop the fish into it. Little bits of triangular orange-red cloth...

    $48.00 $39.95
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    "Ice Hockey" Bogorodsk Carving

    "Ice Hockey" Bogorodsk Carving

    Misha the Bear Plays Ice Hockey (Миша играет в хоккей). All-pro Misha the Bear finds a bit of ice between two pine trees and works on his flip shot. Ball activated toy with an ingenious mechanism. Finely carved and signed by the artists. Late 1990's. 5"...

    $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...

    $20.00
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