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Vintage and collectible Matryoshka dolls from the 1960's-1990's can be found here. These include, at any given time, dolls from Moldova, Yoscar (Yoshkar) Ola, Belarus and Ukraine, Poland, Mari El Republic, Perm, Vladimir and the Moscow region and even the occasional Japanese Kokeshi. After all, it was Japanese craftspeople  that first inspired Russian painters and woodworker to make the matryoshka synonymous with their arts and crafts.

 

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    Brest Belarus Pastel Maidens [Vintage] Matryoshka Nesting Doll

    Brest Pastel Maidens [Vintage]

    Pastel Maidens Matryoshka Nesting Doll. A vintage Brest matryoshka with the gold sticker "Made in the USSR" paper label on the bottom of the first doll. Near fine, but some minor wear due to age. 3½" down to 1". 1 only, as shown. Refer to...

    $20.00 $15.00
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    Brest Maidens [Vintage 5nest] Matryoshka Doll

    Brest Maidens [Vintage 5nest]

    Brest Maidens. A vintage Brest matryoshka with different color shawl head coverings. Brest dolls generally have well delineated hands, as in this case, holding a flower at their bellies. Glossy lacquer. Missing paper label. Made in the late 1980s...

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    Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs (Яйцо Матрешка с маленькими яйцами).

    Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs

    Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs (Яйцо Матрешка с маленькими яйцами). An artistic Easter egg signed by the Abramtsevo* artist Ozelova in stylized English letters. Dated 1992. Has the original importer sticker indicating Made in Russia, thus after 1991...

    $75.00 $55.00
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  • Naro-Fominsk "Good Family" [Vintage]

    Naro-Fominsk "Good Family" [Vintage]

    This "Good Family" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn its history from the link below.) It is in like new condition, which is uncommon, as these dolls had a tendency to chip. Unlike many of the dolls from...

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    Napoleonic War of 1812 Officer Matryoshka

    Napoleonic War of 1812 Officer Matryoshka

    War of 1812 (Napoleonic War) Officer (Офиссер (Наполеоновская война). Initialed by the artist in Russian, "Bogorodskoye" in Russian, "Russia" in English, and the date 1999. 3 nest, 3⅝" x 2". About fine condition. 1 only. Note: Although this set is...

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    Napoleonic War of 1812 Drummer  Matryoshka

    Napoleonic War of 1812 Drummer Matryoshka

    War of 1812 (Napoleonic War) Line Infantry Drummer (Барабанщик линейной пехоты (Наполеоновская война). Initialed by the artist in Russian, "Bogorodskoye" in Russian, "Russia" in English, and the date 1999. 3 nest, 3⅝" x 1⅞". About fine condition. 1 only...

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  • "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name translated into English means "sweetheart". She is made from a somewhat thicker wood with many decorative elements which are painted with...

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    Semenov Piggy Matryoshka

    Semenov Piggy [Vintage]

    Semenov Piggy (Семенов Хрюша). A prominent importer of nesting dolls, who sold the traditional Semenov, Viatka and Brest dolls, decided about 30 years ago, that it was time to come up with a new line, and asked the painters of Semenovskaya Rospis to...

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    Naro-Fominsk "Bogatyr" [Vintage]

    Naro-Fominsk "Bogatyr" [Vintage]

    This "Bogatyr" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn about its history from the link below.) It is in like new condition, which is uncommon, as these dolls had a tendency to chip. Unlike many of the dolls from...

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    Fox Tea Party Matryoshka (TV-091)

    Fox Tea Party Matryoshka

    The Fox Tea Party (Лиса устроила чаепитие). This fully hand painted matryoshka is as "cute as a bug's ear"! Inspired by Soviet-era children's book illustrations, it is an original artist design and one-of-a-kind (never to be reproduced). It is not, by...

    $50.00 $40.00
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  • Matryoshka 3x [Poland]

    Matriarch [Poland]

    Polish Matriarch. For quite a while, Poland was actively producing nesting dolls that were exported to the US, as well as elsewhere. But not many have survived in good shape, as they were meant to be played with, and often were beat up with pieces...

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    Brest "Red Shawl" Maidens Matryoshka Nesting Doll

    Brest "Red Shawl" 7nest [Vintage]

    Brest "Red Shawl" Maidens Nesting Doll. A vintage Brest matryoshka with a domestic paper label on the bottom of the first doll. Bright and unusual colors with lots of raised dots which add texture to each piece. Excellent condition. 7 nest,...

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    Ukrainian "Hutsul" Maidens Matryoshka Nesting Dolls made in Mukachevo, a city in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine.

    Ukrainian "Hutsul" Maidens [Vintage]

    Ukrainian "Hutsul" Maidens. Made in Mukachevo, a city in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. No label, but prior to 1991. 4½" down to 2¼". Refer to Collector's Guide to Nesting Dolls by Michele...

    $55.00 $45.00
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    Mordva (Мордовия) Matryoshka Small Bottle Holder.

    Mordovia Bottle Case "Erzyanka" [Vintage]

    Mordva (Мордовия) Matryoshka Small Bottle Case, or Holder. This vintage small bottle holder, or box, is scarce in our experience. It's name is  "Erzyanka", and it was made at the Meltsan woodworking plant in the 1980s. "Made in USSR" stamp on...

    $60.00 $45.00
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