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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.

  • 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,...

    $20.00
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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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    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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  • Bogorodsk Muzhik and Playful Black Cat

    Bogorodsk Muzhik and Playful Black Cat

    Muzhik and Playful Black Cat Bogorodsk Toy (Мужик с черным котом). A colorfully dressed muzhik dangles a red toy attached to a string. A gentle wiggling of the toy sets the cat's paw, the red toy and the muzhik's arm into motion. Fully handmade and...

    $60.00
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  • Rakish Coachman Bogorodsk Action Toy

    Coachman Bogorodsk Action Toy

    Rakish Coachman (Лихой Ямщик). A sporty cabby from the Tsarist era slows his steed down to an elegant gait. In his right hand he cracks his whip and the head of the horse moves up and down. Ball activated toy. Finely carved and signed by the artist...

    $60.00
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  • Ivan and the Magic Saw Bogorodsk Toy

    Ivan and the Magic Saw Bogorodsk Toy

    Ivan and the Magic Saw (Иван и Волшебная Пила). Ivan sits astride a log and magically directs the saw to cut it in half. Push button action. Late 1980s. 4¾" x 5". 1 only. 

    $30.00
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  • Misha the Bear Doing Laundry Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha the Bear Doing 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 1990s. 6" x 4" x 3½" (not counting paddle handle). 1 only, as shown.

    $40.00
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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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  • 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.

    $22.00
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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...

    $65.00
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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...

    $22.00
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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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