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Art Dolls ($200-$399)

A wide variety of art (author) dolls from Sergiev-Posad and Moscow. Many are vintage with an emphasis on dolls from the 1990s, when freedom of expression was given full reign after decades of suppression under Soviet rule. Here you will find exquisite art dolls, dolls with fairy tales and children's stories, animal tales, beautiful dolls and specialties such as political dolls, Royal dolls with exquisite portraiture, chess dolls, seasonal dolls and just plain unique dolls. 

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    Western Literature Authors Art Doll

    Western Literature Authors Art Doll

    Western Literature Authors Art Doll. If you search the world wide web, you will run into a myriad of matryoshka dolls with images of authors, celebrities and politicians. Most have one thing in common: they are decals or silkscreen. This set is not one...

    $450.00 $350.00
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  • Celebrated Russian Orthodox Icons

    Celebrated Russian Orthodox Icons

    The Russian Icon. The head doll depicts St. Joachim and Anna (Св. Иоаким и Анна). This Orthodox icon is known as the Feast of of the Conception of the Virgin Mary. The husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus, are painted...

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    "Kolobok" Khotkovo Art Doll  by Malysheva

    "Kolobok" Khotkovo Art Doll

    The Little Round Bun, aka Kolobok (Колобок). This well-known (see below) story-driven doll unfolds with the central picture of the grandparents and the Kolobok emerging from the oven on the first doll. As the most important animal in the story, the fox...

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    Fairy Tales Matryoshka [Radionova]

    Fairy Tales Matryoshka [Radionova]

    Russian Fairy Tales. A exquisitely fully hand painted set of 10 dolls featuring many different fairy tales, including Tsar Saltan, The Snow Maiden, The Scarlet Flower, The Stone Flower and Alyonushka. Painted and signed by the artist: Marina Radionova...

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    Koschei the Deathless [Marya Morevna]

    Koschei the Deathless

    Koschei the Deathless [Marya Morevna]. Кощей Бессмертный [Марья Моревна]. A striking 7-piece doll from Russia from 1993. Done during the "Golden Age" of Russian dolls, when the doors and windows of glasnost and perestroika began to open, though long...

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    Tsar Nicholas II with his Royal Family Matryoshka

    Tsar Nicholas II with his Royal Family

    Tsar Nicholas II and his family (Царь Николай II со своей семьей). This exquisite Russian nesting doll is the collaboration of three artists. One artist painted the portraits of each member of the family of the Last Tsar of Russia, beginning with Tsar...

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    Tsar Nicholas II and Royal Family

    Tsar Nicholas II and Royal Family

    Tsar Nicholas II with his family (Царь Николай II со своей семьей). This exquisite Russian nesting doll is the collaboration of three artists. One artist painted the portraits of each member of the family of the Last Tsar of Russia, beginning with Tsar...

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    Konyok Gorbunok Artistic Fairy Tale Matryoshka Doll

    Konyok Gorbunok [Конёк Горбунок]

    Konyok Gorbunok aka The Little Humpbacked Horse (Конёк горбунок).The art for this matryoshka is based on the fairy tale in rhyme Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov (Пётр Павлович Ершов - 1815-1869). It is an allegory of trust and friendship.  The little...

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    St Basil Artistic Matryoshka

    Saint Basil's Cathedral

    Saint Basil's Cathedral (Собор Василия Блаженного) Art Matryoshka Doll. A Russian church extravaganza! The first three dolls all have a variation of St. Basil's Cathedral (see below). The next few are similarly done with many cupolas that imply the...

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    Bluebirds Russian Matryoshka Doll

    Bluebird of Happiness

    Bluebirds of Happiness (Синие птицы счастья). The bluebird is an ancient symbol of happiness found in many cultures and announces itself with a song. The artist has painted many of these striking birds in dynamic poses on each doll. The finely detailed...

    $250.00 $199.00
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    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons Matryoshka

    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons

    Byzantine Russian Orthodox Icons (Русские православные иконы). This doll was painted in Russia in 1993, when the doors and windows of glasnost and perestroika began to open, though long before commercial languor began setting in. All of the paintings are...

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    Gzhel Motifs from Khotkovo

    Tale of The Priest and his Worker Balda (Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде) was written in verse by Pushkin in 1830. A short summary of the plot, and on which the paintings on the doll is based on, follows. A shiftless priest goes to the...

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    Golden Cobalt Maiden (Золотая Кобальтовая Девица) by Elena Filatova

    Golden Cobalt Artistic Matryoshka Doll

    Golden Cobalt Maiden (Золотая Кобальтовая Девица). The artist, Elena Filatova, makes some of the most exquisite matryoshka dolls we have ever seen. So much so, that her work is now being copied, which makes her originals even more treasured. The...

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