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  • Amber Balalaika Brooch

    Amber Balalaika Brooch

    Amber and Silver Balalaika Brooch. An unusual vintage pin in the shape of the Russian national instrument. Four silver strings and silver headstock. In the real world, a four-string balalaika is less common, but is used extensively in...

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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin (Псковский Кремль). The Pskov Kremlin (i.e., Krom) is the core of the Pskov fortress. It is a majestic architectural monument whose roots go back 1000 years, first as earthen ramparts, then wooden, and finally stone fortifications. The...

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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin (Псковский Кремль). The Pskov Kremlin (i.e., Krom) is the core of the Pskov fortress. It is a majestic architectural monument whose roots go back 1000 years, first as earthen ramparts, then wooden, and finally stone fortifications. The...

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  • Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Wall Decor

    Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Wall Decor

    View of the Lavra from the northwest. Zagorsk. (Вид на лавру с севера запада. г. Загорск). Interesting panel with work reminiscent of "kustar" production. Carved and painted on pine with pokerwork, painting, and matte lacquer. Made in the "Zagorsk Toy...

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  • Spinner Straw Inlay (Belarusian )

    Spinner Straw Inlay (Belarusian, 1970's)

    Spinner (Ткачиха). This straw inlaid wooden panel was made in the village of Zhlobin (Злобін), which is located on the Dnieper river near Minsk.  The design is intricate and complex. The details are astonishing beginning with the figure of the...

    $45.00
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     Gorodets Painted Panel

    Gorodets Painted Panel

    Gorodets Panel (Городецкое Панно). Two symmetrical birds placed beneath a garland of flowers. All Gorodets painting (Городецкая роспись) is symbolic. For example, a horse appears as a symbol of wealth, a bird indicates happiness, and flowers are symbols...

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    Towers of the Kremlin Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Towers of the Kremlin Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Towers and Walls of the Kremlin (Стены и Башни Кремля). High quality polychrome enamel on copper plaque circa 1973. Comes with original chain for hanging. Factory label on the back. Overall near fine. Approximately 3½" x 5½". 1 only. These...

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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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  • "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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  • 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...

    $125.00
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