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  • Zlatoustovskaya Gravure on Steel (Златоустовская гравюра на стали).

    Zlatoustovskaya Gravure on Steel

    Zlatoustovskaya Gravure on Steel. Young girl with a yoke and buckets (Девушка с коромыслом и с вёдрами). Details include a village scene (not visible in photos) behind the dramatic image of the girl. The piece changes color depending on how it's held to...

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  • Russian Costume Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Russian Costume Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Russian Costume (Русский Костюм). An extravagant hot enamel on copper plaque with suspended bars top and bottom of a medieval Russian noblewoman. This scarce piece weighs 1½ pounds. The enamel portion is 11¼" x 5½", and the top and...

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  • Toy Balalaika [Polkh Maidan] [Vintage]

    Toy Balalaika [Polkh Maidan] [Vintage]

    Polkhovsky Maidan Toy Balalaika. A rare toy balalaika from the Voznesensky factory "Polkhov-Maidan painting". Strong Polkh colors include yellow, red, purple, green and black. Missing the bridge. Metal strings, wooden pegs. USSR, circa 1991. In about...

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  • Cat Bank (Кэт Банк)

    Cat Bank [Polkh/Krutets]

    Cat Bank (Кэт Банк). A truly unique painted wooden bank from either Polkhovsky Maidan or Krutets (we lean towards the latter) circa mid or late 1980's, though it might be earlier. The head has a slot for coins and two holes where presumably ears might...

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  • Set of 3 Zhostovo Trays

    Set of 3 Zhostovo Trays

    Set of Three Small Zhostovo (Жостовская роспись) Trays. Genuine Russian folk flower painting on metal trays, which still exists in a village of Zhostovo in the Moscow Oblast. Production begins with a preliminary coat of a few layers of priming and black...

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  • Troika. Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo.

    Troika [Abramtsevo, Sergiev Posad]

    Troika (Тройка) Glove Box (Перчаточница).  In the Russian style of Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo. 1930's-1950's. In good condition with some wear indicative of age (see the photos). 3¾" width by 2⅝ height by 12¼" length. Uncommon. 1...

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  • Oak Mushroom Elf (Дубовичек)   [Tver]

    Oak Mushroom Elf (Дубовичек) [Tver]

    Dubovichyok (Дубовичек) Oak Mushroom Elf. The Dubovik is part of Russian folk culture and is sometimes known as "Old Man Dubovichyok". He is based on the stocky mushroom of the same name. Details include acorns, a bird, eggs and a nest. Polychrome...

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    Grandparents Boretskaya Box [Northern Dvina]

    Grandparents Boretskaya Box [Northern Dvina]

    Grandparents Boretskaya Painted Box (Дедушка и Бабушка Расписная Шкатулка Борецкая). Classic rural couple in traditional clothing. Both wear bast shoes and are surrounded by detailed painted scrollwork. The side of the box is further enhanced. Painted...

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  • Polish Krasnoludek Mountain Gnome Leprechaun

    Krasnoludek Mountain Gnome or Leprechaun

    Polish Krasnoludek (Krasnal) Mountain Gnome Leprechaun. Krasnoludek or krasnal is a Polish mythological type of gnome or elf, common in many Polish and translated folk tales. He is somewhat related to popular culture's "brownies" or "sprites". Due to the...

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  • Khokhloma Tray and Six Cups

    Khokhloma Tray and Six Cups

    Khokhloma Service. Six matching cups on a matching tray. Brought to us on consignment. Detailed painted Khokhloma decorations and enhancements. Four cups have different floral decorations near the top of the lip, one has a small decorative painting...

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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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  • Misha Rides His Tricycle Bogorodsk

    Misha Rides His Tricycle Bogorodsk

    Misha the Bear Rides His Tricycle. (Миша на трехколесном велосипеде). Misha the bear scoots around on his wooden tricycle. There he goes careening around the turn! Be careful, Misha! Nicely carved, wheels turn. Late 20th century with factory mark...

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    "Misha the Artist" Bogorodsk Toy

    "Misha the Artist" Bogorodsk Toy

    Misha Bear Creates a Matryoshka (Миша красит матрешку). Misha the Bear steps to consider his work. His expression is one of wonder. Has he fallen in love?  Unusual carving combines painted elements with carving. Ball activated toy. Signed "Художник"...

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    "Firebird" Carved Box

    "Firebird" Carved Box

    "Firebird" Carved Box (Резная шкатулка "Жар-птица"). Elegant flat-relief box in the Kudrin (Кудрин) style, known colloquially as a "kudrinka". Made before 1991 and stamped "Made in Russia" on the bottom for export after 1991. Small paper label remnant on...

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  • Easter Egg "Fish" Polhovsky Maidan/Krutets [Vintage]

    Easter Egg "Fish" Polhovsky Maidan/Krutets [Vintage]

    Easter Egg "Fish" (Яйцо пасхальное "Рыбка"). Linden, turning, starch, ink, aniline paints, varnish. Polkhovsky Maidan or Krutets, Voznesensky district, Gorky region. 1980's-1990's.  2½" x 1¾". Comes with gold plated stand. 1 only,...

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  • Pokrov on the Nerli  Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Pokrov on the Nerli Enamel on Copper Plaque

    Church of the Pokrov on the Nerli (Церковь Покрова на Нерли,). The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River is a potent symbol of medieval Russia, commissioned by Andrei Bogolyubsky in the 12th century. It's situated at the...

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  • Petrozavodsk Kitchen Board [USSR]

    Petrozavodsk Kitchen Board [USSR]

    Petrozavodsk Kitchen Board. Decorative hand painting on pine wood and finished with a clear lacquer. Early 1980's. 9½" to 4½". Near fine condition. Uncommon. 1 only, as shown. Petrozavodsk is the capital and largest city in...

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    Bear Cubs on Tree Stump Box [Tver]

    Bear Cubs on Tree Stump Box [Tver]

    Bear Cubs Climbing a Tree Stump. Nicely made and unusual Russian arts and crafts piece with enhancements that include wood burning and painting. Top of the stump swings open to reveal a secret hiding place. Circa late 1980's. 8"x2⅞". Almost like new. 1...

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    Skomorokhi Boretskaya Box [Northern Dvina]

    Skomorokhi Boretskaya Box [Northern Dvina]

    Skomorokhi Boretskaya Painted Box (Скоморохи Расписная Шкатулка "(Борецкая"). Acrobats, musicians, a brown bear and his dog companion all join together in a kaleidoscope of frenzied activity. A Skomorokh (Скоморох) was a prominent musician and...

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  • Emelya on the Stove

    Emelya on the Stove

    By the command of the pike (По щучьему велению). A fine Bogorodsk carving based on a much-beloved folk tale about lazy, but lucky, Emelya, who spares the life of a magic fish after catching it from out of the fishing hole with his bare hands. "At...

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