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Matryoshka 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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    White Lace and Cameos Artistic Matryoshka

    White Lace and Cameos Artistic Matryoshka

    White Lace on Gold with Detailed Cameos. From Sergiev Posad. This early to mid-1990's artistic matryoshka doll has beguiling eyes and rosy cheeks. She is covered throughout with white lace on a gold background. Her kokoshnik (headdress) tapers over the...

    $225.00 $195.00
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    The Nativity and Life of Christ

    The Nativity and Life of Christ

    The Life of Christ. This beautiful matryoshka begins with the birth of Christ. His Mother lays him in the manger while St. Joseph looks on. Behind them a cow peeks out. The second doll depicts the Magi worshiping the Child, the third shows the Holy...

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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 story-driven doll unfolds with the central picture on the first doll of the grandparents and Kolobok emerging from the oven. The most important animal in the story is the fox who is painted on...

    $325.00 $225.00
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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...

    $350.00 $295.00
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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...

    $350.00 $250.00
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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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    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...

    $200.00 $100.00
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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...

    $300.00 $225.00
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