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Art Dolls ($400+)

Here you will find a few dolls in a variety of styles and subject matter which are above and beyond the ordinary doll. Superb painting, details, lathework, brushwork and lacquering are all exemplified by the selection of dolls in this category. All were handmade in Russia.

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    Koschei the Deathless [Marya Morevna]

    Koschei the Deathless

    Koschei the Deathless [Marya Morevna]. Кощей Бессмертный [Марья Моревна]. A striking 7-piece doll from Russia from 1993. Done during the "Golden Age" of Russian dolls, when the doors and windows of glasnost and perestroika began to open, though long...

    $450.00 $295.00
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    Russian Nuns (Русские монахини) Matryoshka


    Russian Nuns (Русские монахини). A striking doll from around 1989-1990 made just before the complete relaxation of religious theme dolls.The details are in the flowers, the folds of the clothing and especially the piercing eyes. The color palette is...

    $650.00 $495.00
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    Russian Orthodox Icons (Русские православные иконы) Matryoshka

    Russian Icons

    Russian Orthodox Icons (Русские православные иконы). A beautiful one-of-a-kind doll painted in Russia in 1994, when the doors and windows of glasnost and perestroika began to open, though long before commercial ennui began to settle in. A beautiful icon...

    $850.00 $650.00
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    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons Matryoshka

    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons

    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons (Русские православные иконы). This doll was painted in Russia in 1993, when the doors and windows of glasnost and perestroika began to open, though long before commercial languor began setting in. All of the paintings are...

    $595.00 $395.00
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    Gzhel Motifs from Khotkovo

    Tale of The Priest and his Worker Balda (Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде) was written in verse by Pushkin in 1830. A short summary of the plot, and on which the paintings on the doll is based on, follows. A shiftless priest goes to the...

    $295.00 $195.00
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    Pershinskaya Okhota Borzoi. Set of 9 Russian nesting matryoshka dolls.

    Hunting with Borzois

    Pershinskaya ohota (Першинская охота).  The hunt begins at the gate of the famous Borzoi kennel.  It's a glorious autumn day. The borzois and foxhounds await anxiously as the men saddle-up. And the hunt is on!... A masterpiece by...

    $995.00 $800.00
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    20 piece set of Russian nesting matryoshka dolls with Borzois on the hunt

    Wolf Hunting with Borzois

    Wolf Hunting with Dogs (Охота на волков с собаками). The dogs have pinned the wolf! A knife blade reflects the autumn sun, but only for an instant as it's drawn from its sheath... This simply breathtaking masterpiece of miniature painting...

    $1,400.00 $995.00
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    Golden Cobalt Maiden (Золотая Кобальтовая Девица) by Elena Filatova

    Golden Cobalt

    Golden Cobalt Maiden (Золотая Кобальтовая Девица). The artist, Elena Filatova, makes some of the most exquisite matryoshka dolls we have ever seen. So much so, that her work is now being copied, which makes her originals even more treasured. The...

    $429.00 $369.00
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