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  • Vintage 1960s Soviet doll. Striking young girl with blonde hair poking out from under her flower wreath with silk ribbons and white beads around her neck. Costume looks Ukrainian to us.

    Girl Doll, 10" [Vintage]

    Vintage 1960s Soviet doll. Striking young girl with blonde hair poking out from under her flower wreath with silk ribbons and white beads around her neck. Costume looks Ukrainian to us. She wears a white blouse with red flowers, a golden satin vest with...
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  • Birches (Березы). Natural Crushed Semi-Precious Stone Mini Painting on Serpentine. A elegant and stately birch tree stand in the forest. About the finest exponent of this art we've seen in a long time. Base is serpentine.

    Birches. Semi-Precious Stone Mini Painting on Serpentine.

    Birches (Березы). Natural Crushed Semi-Precious Stone Mini Painting on Serpentine. A elegant and stately birch tree stand in the forest. About the finest exponent of this art we've seen in a long time. Base is serpentine. Approximately 4" x 4". A few...
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  • Antique carved toy representation of the monastery at Sergiev Posad. Circa 1890-1910.

    1900s Monastery Children's Play Set

    Antique carved toy representation of the monastery at Sergiev Posad. Circa 1890-1910. Wooden toys were made in the Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod regions by professional craftspeople, espcially those connected with the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the largest...
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  • "Sailor" Baltic Amber Figure

    "Sailor" Baltic Amber Figure

    A whimsical work of art! Genuine Baltic amber Russian sailor [моряк]. Made in Russia (USSR), circa 1970. 1¾" tall. Comes with the black marble base shown, 3x3 inches. Only one.  Amber is a fossil resin that was produced by pine trees that...
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  • Bogorodsk Hand Carved Chess Set ( Шахматы ручной работы).  The kings are woodsmen. The queens have plaited braids. The bishops, aka officers, are bears holding rifles. Tall pines are the rooks, knights are horses, and sixteen pawns carved to resemble tree stumps fill out the set.

    Chess Set [Vintage]

    Bogorodsk Hand Carved Chess Set ( Шахматы ручной работы).  The kings are woodsmen. The queens have plaited braids. The bishops, aka officers, are bears holding rifles. Tall pines are the rooks, knights are horses, and sixteen pawns carved to...
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  • Orthodox Nun was finely carved and painted in 1996 in Sergiev-Posad. and signed by the artist.

    Orthodox Nun

    Orthodox Nun (Православная монахиня). Orthodox monks and nuns lead identical spiritual lives, living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Orthodox monastics do not have "orders" as in the Catholic Church. This elegant nun was carved with her...
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  • Vintage Khokhloma Spoons. Set of matching spoons, fully hand carved. 1960s or 1970s. Lot of 4 pieces. Gold handles, black tips. 7" in length

    Khokhloma Spoons, Set of 4 [Vintage]

    Vintage Khokhloma Spoons. Set of matching spoons, fully hand carved. 1960s or 1970s. Lot of 4 pieces. Gold handles, black tips. 7" in length. Lacquer has dulled over time, overall very good.  Khokhloma ware is known as "treen", which is a generic...
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  • Wooden Box, Moscow 1933

    Wooden Box, Moscow 1933

    Wooden Box, Moscow, 1933. It's not often we acquire a more or less small nondescript box with a Russian provenance - it belonged to a Russian emigre family. Study the carved designs carefully, and you will notice how many different decorative elements...
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  • Easter "Boyarinya" Egg (Пасхальное яйцо "Боярыня").  A beautifully detailed wooden egg from Moscow, signed by the artist, circa 1991. The noblewoman carries traditional bread and salt with Россия written on it.

    Boyarinya Easter Egg [Vintage]

    Easter "Boyarinya" Egg (Пасхальное яйцо "Боярыня").  A beautifully detailed wooden egg from Moscow, signed by the artist, circa 1991. The noblewoman carries traditional bread and salt with Россия written on it. Lots of details in a small space...
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  • Chyort (Devil). Double-handed mocking "thumbing nose" pose. Cast iron (Dutch soot). Shiny black finish. Made in Kasli circa 1970-1980.

    Mocking Chyortik Imp [Kasli]

    Mocking Chyortik Devil [Kasli]. Imps are small, lively sprites, or fiends. They are often described as mischievous rather than threatening, and as lesser beings rather than more important supernatural beings. They resemble a devilish satyr with their...
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  • Vase  1960s [Khokhloma]

    Vase 1960s [Khokhloma]

    Khokhloma Vase. Style of decoration is "fonovoye" ("фоновое"). Suitable for dry flowers or can be used with water for fresh flowers. "MADE IN USSR" paper label on the bottom indicates it probably was purchased from a Beriozka (tourist) shop in Russia in...
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  • Boretskaya Painted Spoons, pair (Расписные Борецкие Ложки (пара)

    Painted Spoons "Boretskaya", pair

    Painted Spoons, Boretsk, pair (Расписные Борецкие Ложки, пара). Exquisitely hand made linden soup spoons. Painted with gouache paints and covered with a shiny varnish. Circa 1980-1990.  7½" in length, bowls are 2½" wide. 1 pair only...
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  • Bluebird Egg Maiden (Синяя птица) hand painted and signed wood egg from Moscow

    Bluebird Maiden Easter Egg

    Bluebird Egg Maiden (Синяя птица). Hand painted bluebird on a wood egg with detailed floral enhancements on a milky-white background. Finished with a polished clear lacquer. Signature of the artist and date of 1991 on the bottom of the egg. Made in...
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  • Troika. Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo.

    Troika Box [Vintage Sergiev Posad]

    Troika (Тройка) Glove Box (Перчаточница). Made in Russia in the 1930s or 1950s, in the kustar style (кустарная промышленность) of Zagorsk/Sergiev Posad, with Abramtsevo influences. In good condition with some wear indicative of age (see photos)...
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  • Rostov Finift Miniature Painting "Byliniy "

    Rostov Finift Miniature Painting "Byliniy"

    Byliniy (Былины) are heroic poems. These ancient texts includes such works of folklore as "Sadko", "Avdotya Ryazanochka", "Vavila and the buffoons", as well as epics about Russian heroes endowed with high moral qualities and selfless devotion - "Ilya...
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  • Bear with a Dudarik [Vintage]

    Bear with a Dudarik [Vintage]

    Bear with a Dudarik (Медведь с Дудариком). A dudarik is a sort of a fife, or wooden flute. Misha the Bear has found a spot in which to nestle. A small stump is hollowed out for further use. Signed and labeled by the artist. Finely carved, circa 2000. 8"x...
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  • Bear with Cello [Vintage]

    Bear with Cello [Vintage]

    Misha Bear with Cello (Миша и виолончель). An older Bogorodsk bear carving as indicated by the triangular "Made in USSR" sticker and identifying marks stamped in purple ink. Probably mid-20th century as the style is more in line with older carvings...
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  • Vintage Bogorodsk carving of a bear with binoculars

    Bear with Binoculars Vintage

    Misha Bear (Миша Медведь). Similar to this one  https://therussianshop.com/bear-with-binoculars-vintage/ but without identifying characterisitcs. 11" in height. 1 only.    
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  • This souvenir of Transcarpathian wines, manufactured in 1978, has survived intact. Made in the Mukachevo factory of art products (Мукачевская фабрика художественных изделий). Mukachevo is a city in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, near Uzhgorod. As part of the USSR, Mukachevo became a large industrial center.

    Transcarpathian Wines Souvenir, mid-20th century

    This souvenir of Transcarpathian wines, manufactured in 1978, has survived intact. Made in the Mukachevo factory of art products (Мукачевская фабрика художественных изделий). Mukachevo is a city in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, near Uzhgorod. As...
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  • 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.

    Ivan Rides His Magic Saw

    Ivan Rides His Magic Saw (Иван и Волшебная Пила). Ivan sits astride a log and magically directs the saw to cut it in half. Sophisticated carving. Push button action. Late 1980s. 4¼" x 5". 1 only. 
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