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  • The Paintings of Paul Gauguin (Картины Гогена). 5 nest, signed by the painter, and dated 1993. Painted in Rostov on the Don. Each piece has a polished clear coat of lacquer.

    Works of Gauguin [1993] 5pcs

    The Paintings of Paul Gauguin (Картины Гогена). 5 nest, signed by the painter, and dated 1993. Painted in Rostov on the Don. Each piece has a polished clear coat of lacquer. Light wear at opening of the first doll, otherwise near fine. 5⅜" to 1⅛" 1 only...
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  • Works of Borisov-Musatov Art Matryoshka

    Works of Borisov-Musatov Art Matryoshka

    The Paintings of Victor Borisov-Musatov (Картины Виктора Борисова-Мусатова). A one-of-a-kind art doll that was painted and signed by the artist (O. Shepel) of Rostov on the Don and dated 1993. Each doll is illustrated "in the round" to show each painting...
    $250.00
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    The Works of Gauguin Russian Art Matryoshka

    The Works of Gauguin Russian Art Matryoshka

    The Paintings of Paul Gauguin (Картины Гогена). A one-of-a-kind jewel masterpiece art doll that was painted and signed by the artist (I. Shepel) of Rostov on the Don. Each piece has a copy of a painting by Gauguin and a black border running vertically on...
    MSRP: $1,100.00
    Was: $1,100.00
    Now: $895.00
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  • Bilibin, I. Sketches for the Rimsky-Korsakoff opera "Golden Cockerel". Exquisitely detailed and textured miniature matryoshka from Russia that was painted in 1993 (two years after the fall of the USSR). Each piece is painted with a figure on either side and titled in a scroll in Russian.

    Sketches for Golden Cockerel Opera

    Bilibin, I. Sketches for the Rimsky-Korsakoff opera "Golden Cockerel". Exquisitely detailed and textured miniature matryoshka from Russia that was painted in 1993 (two years after the fall of the USSR). Each piece is painted with a figure on either side...
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  • Grandfather Frost (Дед Мороз). Aka New Year Souvenir. Grandfather Frost and the Snowmaiden with Gift Bag and Gifts. A so-called "enhanced" doll.

    "New Year" Grandfather Frost [Enhanced]

    Grandfather Frost (Дед Мороз). Aka New Year Souvenir. Grandfather Frost and the Snowmaiden with Gift Bag and Gifts. A so-called "enhanced" doll. In the early 1990s, some enterprising artists would purchase a regular doll, in this Semenov (see Russian...
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  • Russian Boy (Русский Паренек). Uncommon mid-1960s Semenov boy box. Nicely crafted. On the bottom is a detailed paper label in Russian (see below). In near fine condition with very little wear.

    Russian Boy [Semenov 1967]

    Russian Boy (Русский Паренек). Uncommon mid-1960s Semenov boy box. Nicely crafted. On the bottom is a detailed paper label in Russian (see below). In near fine condition with very little wear. Probably originally purchased from a Beriozka shop around...
    $55.00
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  • Icons (Иконы). An early icon doll from 1989 from roughly two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Icons Nesting Doll

    Icons (Иконы). This nesting doll exemplifies changes that were occuring under the Mikhail Gorbachev regime, which emphasized glasnost' and perestroika (openess and reform). Icons held by the nuns include the angel from the Trinity, John the Baptist,...
    $75.00
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    Mechanical Toy "Spinning Top" (Волчок)

    Mechanical Toy "Spinning Top" (Волчок)

    Mechanical Toy "Spinning Top" (Волчок). An entertaining old-fashioned push-powered top which you set spinning with the handle. When you’ve reached maximum speed, you stop and let it spin away. It lets out a constant low whistle, and lasts a long...
    MSRP: $40.00
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    Now: $35.00
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  • Musician Boy Boxes, pair. One plays a balalaika, the other a bayan. These are scarce in our experience, as we've only seen this pair. No labels. Either Semenov or Kirov factory production, circa 1970s.

    Musician Lad Boxes [Vintage - Rare]

    Musician Boy Boxes, pair. One plays a balalaika, the other a bayan. These are scarce in our experience, as we've only seen this pair. No labels. Either Semenov or Kirov factory production, circa 1970s. In about fine condition. One is slightly smaller...
    $25.00
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  • The Protection of the Mother of God

    The Protection of the Mother of God

    The Protection (Покров) of the Theotokos. This glorious and elaborate matryoshka depicts one of the most important and significant feast days on the Orthodox calendar, which is commemorated on October 1. It celebrates the appearance of the Mother of God,...
    $1,200.00
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  • Bath Time (Время для купания). A family of red heads are ready to get cleaned up. The father hoists a wooden bucket with steaming water, the mother combs her long hair, and the children bring their toys. The faces are expressive. A lot of detail is packed into this set of dolls. Signed by the artist on the bottom of the first doll. From Sergiev Posad, circa 1990.

    Bath Time Family Matryoshka [1990]

    Bath Time (Время для купания). Family nesting dolls are very popular. Here we have a family of redheads ready to get all cleaned up. The father hoists a wooden bucket with steaming water, the mother combs her long hair, and the children bring their toys...
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  • Zagorsk Matryoshka [1980s]. This cute matryoshka doll probably was made in the mid-1980s. The colors are still vibrant and the condition is very good. No retouching has been done on this set. 3 nest, 4¼ to 2".

    Zagorsk Nesting Doll [Vintage 3pcs]

    Zagorsk Matryoshka [1980s]. This cute matryoshka doll probably was made in the mid-1980s. The colors are still vibrant and the condition is very good, with some small scuffs/chips at the top of 2nd doll, paint loss on the flower on 1st, and usual wear at...
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  • Zagorsk Matryoshka (Загорская Матрешка). Vintage 4-nest from early 1970s. Strong primary colors common in dolls from this period. In good condition with usual flaking and chipping that plagues Zagorks dolls. No retouching has been done. Purple backstamp with enough legible to indicate Zagorsk Factory No. 1.

    Zagorsk Nesting Doll (Vintage 4pc)

    Zagorsk Matryoshka (Загорская Матрешка). Vintage 4-nest from early 1970s. Strong primary colors common in dolls from this period. In good condition with usual flaking and chipping that plagues Zagorks dolls. No retouching has been done. Purple backstamp...
    $20.00
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  • Cossack Motifs (Казачьи мотивы).

    Cossack Motifs

    Cossack Motifs (Казачьи мотивы). A tour-de-force fully painted gem of a doll based on the culture, traditions and people known as the Don Cossacks (Донские казаки). Among their more famous members are Mikhail Sholokhov, whose novel, "And Quiet Flows the...
    $150.00
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  • Silver Church Maidens [Vintage]

    Silver Church Maidens [Vintage]

    Silver Church Maidens. This is a larger version of the classic, then current, style of pyrography, painting and potal (gold or silver foil that imitates gilding or silvering). The churches in the center of each piece are abstract images of the monastery...
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  • Warrior Box. Moldavia USSR (today Moldova). Unusual hand made and painted warrior (воиничел) box with factory label on the bottom that identifies it as from 1973 and made in the Tiraspol Factory of Souvenirs ("Тираспольская фабрика сувениров").

    Warrior Box [Vintage Moldova]

    Warrior Box. Moldavia USSR (today Moldova). Unusual hand made and painted warrior (воиничел) box with factory label on the bottom that identifies it as from 1973 and made in the Tiraspol Factory of Souvenirs ("Тираспольская фабрика сувениров"). As...
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    Elegant Ladies from Sergiev Posad [Vintage]

    Elegant Ladies from Sergiev Posad [Vintage]

    Elegant Ladies from Sergiev Posad (Элегантные дамы из Сергиева Посада). A fine example of a miniature art doll from Sergiev Posad with many enhancements and decorative elements. The potal beading (gold foil that imitates gilding) is strategically placed...
    MSRP: $35.00
    Was: $35.00
    Now: $24.00
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  • Polkh Maidan 5nest 2000's

    Polkh Maidan 5nest

    Polkhov Maidan Matryoshka. This is an unusual pear-shape Polkh doll that probably dates to about 10-15 years ago. The style of the doll as made by the turners has changed. The facie has definitely changed, less folk art, and more bemused. Also, note the...
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    Bogatyrs and the Heiress to the Throne (Богатыри и наследница престола) Matryoshka Doll from Kalinin (Tver)

    Kalinin Bogatyr Matryoshka

    Bogatyrs and the Heiress to the Throne (Богатыри и наследница престола). Vintage matryoshka from Kalinin (today Tver). Paint, woodburning, lacquer. "Made in USSR" red/black paper label. Circa mid-1980s or earlier. 4 nest, 6" to 1½". Like new...
    Was: $40.00
    Now: $35.00
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  • Polkhov Maidan/Krutets Matryoshka

    Polkh Maidan 4nest 1970s

    Polkhov Maidan/Krutets Matryoshka.  Krutets is a village in the Vladimir region and is a neighbor to Polkhovsky Maidan, which is its bigger sister. The styles of the two villages, are similar. This set exhibits the inherent childlike naivete. ...
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