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  • Vintage SALVO Estonian Captain Doll. Painted wood, cloth. Nicely preserved made for export souvenir from the Salvo Factory during the Soviet period.

    Sailing Captain [Estonia Vintage SALVO]

    Vintage SALVO Estonian Captain Doll. Painted wood, cloth. Nicely preserved made for export souvenir from the Salvo Factory during the Soviet period. About 4½" in height. 1 only. Salvo was a pre-Soviet plastics factory, founded in 1948 as a...
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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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  • 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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  • In a Forest Clearing (На Лесной Полянке). Bear plays his balalaika while two rabbits dance. Cute ball activated toy.  "Made in Russia" purple stamp together with Bogorodsk stamp on the bottom. Dated 1998 and signed by the carver.

    In a Forest Clearing Bogorodsk Toy

    In a Forest Clearing (На Лесной Полянке). Bear plays his balalaika while two rabbits dance. Cute ball activated toy.  "Made in Russia" purple stamp together with Bogorodsk stamp on the bottom. Dated 1998 and signed by the carver. 6½" long x...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Big Bogorodsk carving of Misha Bear. In the woods with his binoculars. Titled in pen at the bottom: "Хозяин Леса" ("Master (Owner) of the Woods"), "Богородское" (Bogorodsk) and artist.

    Bear with Binoculars Vintage

    Misha Bear (Миша Медведь). In the woods with his binoculars. Titled in pen at the bottom: "Хозяин Леса" ("Master (Owner) of the Woods"), "Богородское" (Bogorodsk) and signature of the artist. 11" in height. 1 only.
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  • Cup (Крушка). Folk art from Krutets at its finest. The painting is wildly naïve and primitive enough to suggest that it was done by children, which is not uncommon in the region, as art is encouraged at a young age. And the cup is probably for children, as well. 1970s or 1980s.

    Wooden Cup [Krutets]

    Wooden Cup (Крушка). Folk art from Krutets at its finest. The painting is wildly naïve and primitive enough to suggest that it was done by children, which is not uncommon in the region, as art is encouraged at a young age. And the cup is probably...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mushroom Bank Box (Коробка в форме гриба). Neatly painted images are visible from four sides, plus the top. Made in Polkh Maidan, last quarter of the 20th century. Top comes off. Nicely painted and finished with a soft shiny lacquer.

    Mushroom Bank Box [Polkh]

    Mushroom Bank Box (Коробка в форме гриба). Made in Polkh Maidan, last quarter of the 20th century. Top comes off. Nicely painted and finished with a soft shiny lacquer. Small, barely legible "Made in USSR" paper label on the bottom. 5½" in...
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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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  • 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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  • The Magician (Фокусник). Misha the Bear shows off his magician skills. The plunger mechanism makes Misha raise his wand, which in turn causes the "ball" to emerge from his hat.

    The Magician [Bogorodsk]

    The Magician (Фокусник). Misha the Bear shows off his magician skills. The plunger mechanism makes Misha raise his wand, which in turn causes the "ball" to emerge from his hat. Another classic! Vintage Bogorodsk carving with paper label showing the title...
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  • Serving Set (Сервировочный набор). Matching pieces with a strawberry motif. All fit together for storage. Golden-era Khokhloma with barcode and Semino factory label on bottom. Like new condition.

    Serving Set, 4pc [Khokhloma]

    Serving Set (Сервировочный набор). Matching pieces with a strawberry motif. All fit together for storage. Golden-era Khokhloma with barcode and Semino factory label on bottom. Like new condition. Lidded jar is 3¼" wide and 3⅝" high, bowl is 2⅞"...
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