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  • Maiden by the Mirror Finift Brooch

    Maiden by the Mirror Finift Brooch

    Young Girl Before the Mirror (Молодая девушка перед зеркалом). A young girl sits before her dressing table. In front of her is an open book and a necklace. She wears a soft green sarafan and kokoshnik (tiara). The decorated walls indicate the scene takes...

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  • Polkh Whistle (Свисток с Полх Майдана)

    Polkh Maidan Whistle

    Polkh Maidan Whistle (Свисток с Полх Майдана). Unusual wooden novelty whistle with painted face, yellow hair and purple cap. Works fine. From around 1990. 3¾" in length. Like new. Two available. (Note: stand we used to photograph the whistle...

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  • At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    Bears at the Banya (Медведи в бане). Bogorodsk toy with the bears atop two levers which are pulled back and forth. This creates the movement that allows one to smack the other with a venik  (веник)., or special bath broom These are bundles of oak or...

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  • Leopold the Cat [Tver]

    Leopold the Cat [Tver Folk Toy]

    Leopold the Cat (Кот Леопольд). Tver Figure. Handmade traditional folk toy made of wood and paint. Based on the Russian animated short film series about an amiable and prudent cat who always wears a bow tie. Leopold's catchphrase is "Kids, let's all get...

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  • Khokhloma Peeler (KH/V87)

    Khokhloma Peeler

    Khokhloma Peeler. One in the line of Khokhloma handle kitchenware. Though we see knives, forks, spoons, etc., this is the only peeler that we've come across. Circa 1990-2000. 7¼" in length. Clear shiny lacquer, like new.  Note: picture...

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  • "Blacksmiths" Bogorodsk Carving

    "Blacksmiths" Bogorodsk Carving

    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, white wood patina. Bogorodsk Toy Factory,...

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  • Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose (Розовая роза). A young Russian maiden holds a single rose in her hands, a symbol of gratitude. Detailed painting with subtle shades of coral, rosewood and hickory on polished wood with a glossy lacquer finish. Comes with its own matching...

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  • Carpenter Tower Trinity St. Sergius Lavra

    Carpenter Tower Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Wall Decor

    Carpenter's Tower (Плотничья башня). One of the famous towers at Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (Свято-Троицкая Сергиева Лавра). Carved and painted on pine with pokerwork, painting, and matte lacquer. Made in the "Zagorsk Toy Factory No. 1" before 1991...

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  • "Golden Ring" Khotkovo Carved and Painted Box

    "Golden Ring" Khotkovo Carved and Painted Box

    "Golden Ring" Carved and Painted Box. Khotkovo, "Folk Art" workshop. Circa 1980-1990. Wood, Abramtsevo-Kudrino flat-relief geometrical carving, lathe turning, painting. Lid lifts off. Applied blue felt at the bottom of the piece. On one of the roundels...

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  • Decorative Wood Plate [Bulgaria]

    Decorative Wood Plate [Bulgaria]

    Folk Art Souvenir Plate. Carved souvenir plate from Bulgaria with lots of color and detail. Remnant of label on the back. Undated but probably made 30 years ago. Hanger on the back. 8⅜" in diameter. About new condition. 1 only.      

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  • Rainbow Textile Pull-Along Toy Horse

    Rainbow Textile Pull-Along Toy Horse

    Rainbow Textile Pull-Along Toy Horse. This horse on wheels with a prominent muzzle came from Russia about 15 years ago. It's exact date of production is unknown. The mane and tail are made of rope and the piece is put together by hand from color...

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  • Buratino [Tver]

    Buratino [Tver]

    Buratino (Буратино). Scarce Tver folk art figure that depicts Buratino hiding behind the Golden Key. Playful Russian arts and crafts piece with enhancements that include wood burning and painting. 1980's. 5¾" x 4⅝" x 2½". Like new. 1 only...

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  • Vasilisa and Baba Yaga [Bilibin]

    Vasilisa and Baba Yaga [Bilibin]

    Vasilisa is Sent Home by the Witch, Baba Yaga. Standing before the gloomy hut on chicken's legs and walled off by a fence made of human bones, Vasilisa prepares to depart back to her family. All around her skulls glow. Baba Yaga provides a light for her:...

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  • Moscow "Olympic 1980" Straw Inlay Box

    Moscow "Olympic 1980" Straw Inlay Box

    Moscow "Olympic 1980" (Москва 1980") Straw Inlay Box. This marvelous intricate box from 1980 was produced at the Kirov center of Matryoshka Production to honor the Olympics. It began with the harvesting of a special variety of rye, which was dried and...

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  • Playmates [Tver]

    On the See-Saw [Tver]

    On the See-Saw (На качелях).  Traditional handmade Tver toy depicting a little girl on a see-saw with her friend, Koshka. Playful Russian arts and crafts piece with enhancements that include wood burning and painting. 1990's. 4" x 6½" x 2". 1...

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  • Handmade and Decorated Kustar Plate, circa 1947

    Unusual Decorated Kustar Plate, circa 1947

    Handmade and Decorated Kustar Plate, circa 1947. A very unusual and finely carved pyrogravured and polychrome kustar wood plate. The cavetto has a painted scene described below and the border is intricately raised and carved. Made in Bavaria...

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  • Soldier Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Soldier Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Young Russian Soldier in black boots, red pants, green coat and holding a blunderbuss with a funnel-shaped muzzle. High quality polychrome enamel on copper plaque circa 1978. Some chipping at top where wire is attached. Remnant of factory label on the...

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  • Semenov "Cupola" Box

    Semenov "Cupola" Box

    Semenov Cupola Box. A delightful box made in Semenov that was dubbed "cupola" due to its onion domed top. Painted with the iconic dog rose found on the Semenov nesting dolls and the traditional bright colors of yellow, red, green, orange and natural wood...

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  • Accordionist Roly Poly Chime Doll

    Accordionist Roly Poly Chime Doll

    Accordionist Chime Doll. A pleasant bright bell chime sound emits from this unusual roly-poly doll in synch with the theme of the painting. An accordionist plays one of Russia's favorite instruments. Lots of details and even painted on the bottom of the...

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  • Wooden Churches Play Set Deluxe

    Wooden Churches Play Set Deluxe

    Wooden Churches Play Set. A deluxe 6 piece play set consisting of several hand made wood churches. One Solovetsky Monastery Skete (Соловецкий Скит), one Korovnitsky Sobor (Коровницкий Собор), which is part of the Korovnitskaya Sloboda of Yaroslavl, one...

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