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Vintage and collectible Matryoshka dolls from the 1960's-1990's can be found here. These include dolls from Moldova, Yoscar (Yoshkar) Ola, Belarus and Ukraine, Poland, Mari El Republic, Perm, Vladimir and the Moscow region and even the occasional Japanese Kokeshi. It was, after all, the Japanese that first inspired the Russian craft makers, who went on to make the doll their own.

 

  • Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs (Яйцо Матрешка с маленькими яйцами).

    Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs

    Matryoshka Egg with Smaller Eggs (Яйцо Матрешка с маленькими яйцами). An artistic Easter egg signed by the Abramtsevo* artist Ozelova in stylized English letters. Dated 1992. Has the original importer sticker indicating Made in Russia, thus after 1991...

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  • Naro-Fominsk Three Sisters [Vintage]

    Naro-Fominsk Three Sisters [Vintage]

    This "Three Sisters" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn its history from the link below.) It is in very good condition with a bit of light chipping at the opening. Unlike many of the dolls from Naro-Fominsk, here all...

    $35.00
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  • Naro-Fominsk "Zagorsk" Nesting Doll

    Naro-Fominsk "Zagorsk" Nesting Doll

    This "Zagorsk" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn its history from the link below.) It is in like new condition, which is uncommon, as these dolls had a tendency to chip. Unlike many of the dolls from...

    $29.00
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  • Naro-Fominsk "Good Family" [Vintage]

    Naro-Fominsk "Good Family" [Vintage]

    This "Good Family" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn its history from the link below.) It is in like new condition, which is uncommon, as these dolls had a tendency to chip. Unlike many of the dolls from...

    $45.00
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  • Three Bears Matryoshka [India]

    Three Bears Matryoshka [India]

    Three Bears Matryoshka [India]. This set was imported by B. Shackman of New York in 1980. We know this because it still has the sticker on the bottom of the first doll. According to Michele Lefkovitz in her book Collector's Guide to Nesting Dolls 91989),...

    $14.00
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  • Lions Matryoshka [India]

    Lions Matryoshka [India]

    Lions Matryoshka [India]. This set was imported by B. Shackman of New York in 1980. We know this because it still has the sticker on the bottom of the first doll. According to Michele Lefkovitz in her book Collector's Guide to Nesting Dolls 91989),...

    $14.00
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  • Women in Sarees [India]

    Women in Sarees [India]

    Women in Sarees [India]. Six nested doll made in India circa mid-1980's. The painting is naïve and well done, and the wood is indigenous (a hardwood different from typical Russian linden or birch). Fit of each doll is all over the place and some...

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  • Napoleonic War of 1812 Officer Matryoshka

    Napoleonic War of 1812 Officer Matryoshka

    War of 1812 (Napoleonic War) Officer (Офиссер (Наполеоновская война). Initialed by the artist in Russian, "Bogorodskoye" in Russian, "Russia" in English, and the date 1999. 3 nest, 3⅝" x 2". About fine condition. 1 only. Note: Although this set is...

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  • Napoleonic War of 1812 Drummer  Matryoshka

    Napoleonic War of 1812 Drummer Matryoshka

    War of 1812 (Napoleonic War) Line Infantry Drummer (Барабанщик линейной пехоты (Наполеоновская война). Initialed by the artist in Russian, "Bogorodskoye" in Russian, "Russia" in English, and the date 1999. 3 nest, 3⅝" x 1⅞". About fine condition. 1 only...

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  • "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name translated into English means "sweetheart". She is made from a somewhat thicker wood with many decorative elements which are painted with...

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  • "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name translated into English means "sweetheart". She is made from a somewhat thicker wood with many decorative elements which are painted with...

    $24.00
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  • Krasnokamsk Matryoshka [Vintage]

    Krasnokamsk Matryoshka [Vintage]

    Krasnokamsk (Краснокамск) Matryoshka. A few light dings, as these dolls tend to have some wear. Nothing that detracts, though. 4" x 1". 1 only.  Prikamye (Прикамье) is a region west of the Ural Mountains near the Kama river. Krasnokamsk...

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    Semenov Piggy Matryoshka

    Semenov Piggy [Vintage]

    Semenov Piggy (Семенов Хрюша). A prominent importer of nesting dolls, who sold the traditional Semenov, Viatka and Brest dolls, decided about 30 years ago, that it was time to come up with a new line, and asked the painters of Semenovskaya Rospis to...

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    Semenov Bear Matryoshka

    Semenov Bear [Vintage]

    Semenov Bear (Семеновский Медведь). A prominent importer of nesting dolls, who sold the traditional Semenov, Viatka and Brest dolls, decided about 30 years ago, that it was time to come up with a new line, and asked the painters of Semenovskaya...

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  • Naro-Fominsk "Bogatyr" [Vintage]

    Naro-Fominsk "Bogatyr" [Vintage]

    This "Bogatyr" matryoshka was made in Naro-Fominsk in the early 1990's. (You can learn about its history from the link below.) It is in like new condition, which is uncommon, as these dolls had a tendency to chip. Unlike many of the dolls from...

    $45.00
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  • Grandfather Frost [Vintage] Brest

    Grandfather Frost [Vintage]

    Grandfather Frost Matryoshka.  All types of Santa nesting dolls prior to 1991 were uncommon and variety was scarce. This one from Brest is painted in primary colors, and is recursive (all dolls the same as the first). It is also known as Jack Frost...

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    "Potal" [Sergiev Posad]

    "Potal" Maidens [Sergiev Posad]

    Potal (Поталь) Matryoshka. Potal is a form of gold foil decoration (the foil is called Potal) that nicely imitates gilding. Additionally, each doll is enhanced with wood burning (pokerwork) and painted features. From Sergiev Posad. 5⅜" down to...

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  • Egg with Chicks [Poland]

    Egg with Chicks [Poland]

    Egg with Four Chicks. For quite a while, Poland actively produced folk art, including nesting dolls, that then were exported to the US, as well as other countries. However, many have survived in poor shape, as they were meant to be played with, and...

    $25.00
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    Nested Eggs 5x [Poland]

    Nested Eggs 5x [Poland]

    Nested Eggs from Poland. For quite a while, Poland actively produced folk art, including nesting dolls, that then were exported to the US, as well as other countries. However, many have survived in poor shape, as they were meant to be played with, and...

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  • Fox Tea Party Matryoshka (TV-091)

    Fox Tea Party Matryoshka

    The Fox Tea Party (Лиса устроила чаепитие). This fully hand painted matryoshka is as "cute as a bug's ear"! Inspired by Soviet-era children's book illustrations, it is an original artist design and one-of-a-kind (never to be reproduced). It is not, by...

    $65.00
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